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What's the best FREE c++ compiler for windows?

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You can still get Bloodshed if you search for it at www.download.com. I''d say the Borland compiler is a better _Windows_ compiler, though.

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the best free compiler for win32 in my opinion is borlands free v5.5 compiler. As stated elsewhere here it isn''t user friendly, but it isn''t supposed to be.
It is the saame compiler and libraries as used in the commercial products between Borland C++ 5.0 to Borland C++ Builder 5.0 (the current one).

For the IDE I only use the one with Builder, or command prompt, but I have heard for free ones VIDE is good. I would rather use "edit" though. Have been since it was first introduced.




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Original post by Dredge-Master
For the IDE I only use the one with Builder, or command prompt, but I have heard for free ones VIDE is good. I would rather use "edit" though. Have been since it was first introduced.

heh heh VIDE is barely more than EDIT (it handles makefiles for you and is MDI)...

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>> What''s the best FREE c++ compiler for windows?

A STOLEN copy of VC++.



Damn right.

...Hey I BOUGHT VC++ Standard b4 I burned a copy of VS6 Enterprise...


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Fratt is 100 % right, Gcc is the best because when you''ll see the light and convert to the true faith ( Linux ) you''ll still be able to use your gcc, or g++ compiler. It runs on both OS , is free and come standard with any major Linux distribution . I''m not talking here about some weird Linux distro that fits on 1 single 3.5"" diskette
Repent you windows sinner.

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... when you'll see the light and convert to the true faith ( Linux ) you'll still be able to use your gcc, or g++ compiler... Repent you windows sinner.

heh heh, you'd think that someone of the "true faith" would know that Linux is the kernel, not the operating system...
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Edited by - krez on February 20, 2002 5:06:42 PM

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quote:
Original post by hockeyerke
What''s the best FREE c++ compiler for windows?


I''ve always been a fan of Borlands compilers. I believe there version 5.5 compiler is free and for Windows. I also think there output tends to be a little better to, but thats just my opinion.

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Well, you could send off for a free 60 day evaluation of Visual Studio.net... Its on DVD, and requires 3.6GB of space, but thats only because its got an absolutely HUUUUUGE help system which is fantastic for beginners!

http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/prodinfo/trial.asp (not quite free, need 2 pay delivery charge if outside US)

Another option is to buy a student license of VSC++6... Only about £30! I bought the book ''C++ for VB programmers'' for about £30 and got the learning edition of C++ free! :-D


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There will be student editions available for VS.NET too - I believe VS.NET Pro is around $100.

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Student edition of visual studio.net?! excellent!!! I was looking for one the other day but couldn't find it anywhere?! Anyone know where i could get hold of a copy? (pref. UK, but could import it)

Edited by - bangz on February 20, 2002 5:39:15 PM

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I downloaded borland 5.5 from Kazaa because I didnt want to fill out all the forms. When it was done i opened it and it unpacked some files ... when i went to look for the .exe its not there. It''s the official in line thing because it had the instalation and reames and everything. Do I have to register before i get the .exe file? I searched and searched and its just not there

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why don''t you just fill out the forms? it''s not THAT hard (name, email, et cetera)... and borland sends you stuff (they just sent me an invitation to borcon 2002; maybe i can get my boss to pay for me to go)...

--- krez (krezisback@aol.com)

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bangz - the AE of VS.NET isnt out just yet - should be any day now. If you''re in the US, I believe there are some online sites specializing in AE''s of popular software.

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Mingw is the best free compiler IMO. Dev C++ is just an older version of it with a buggy IDE and wierd tabs, Borland C++ is good as well but I prefer mingw.

A good text editor is PFE search for it on google.

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