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Yeah, there's a free e-book here called Thinking in C++. It's a good classic for beginners.

http://www.mindview.net/Books/TICPP/ThinkingInCPP2e.html#DownloadingTheBook

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MS dosen't make you pay for the compiler, it makes you pay for the Debuger and the IDE. I don't think any company makes you pay for their compiler...

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MS dosen't make you pay for the compiler, it makes you pay for the Debuger and the IDE. I don't think any company makes you pay for their compiler...


Yes, and no, I do believe advanced features of the compiler you have to pay for. And of course, to reiterate, Visual Studio 2005 Express Edition is a free download until November.

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Actually, Microsoft will give you a compiler complete with IDE and debugger for free (until November) but if you have d/loaded before Nov then you can keep forever.

On a side note however, I have heard from people on GameDev that the express edition of Visual Studio does not support add-ins so Visual Assist X will be no good to you with this compiler.

And like _goat said, there are probably more advanced features of the (pay for) compiler.

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Actually, Microsoft will give you a compiler complete with IDE and debugger for free (until November) but if you have d/loaded before Nov then you can keep forever.


Actually, that stipulation has been removed, the Express Edition compilers are now free to download forever (compiler, IDE, and all).

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I don't think any company makes you pay for their compiler...

There are... for example the Intel compiler is not available for free.

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