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Does anyone use Dev C++ here?

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i use Dev-C++ 4 for general programming.
If you want real game programming I think you''d better use
MSVC++.

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Hi,

I started with Dev-C++. But there are a few problems with its.

* Its for beginners.

* Slow, a little bit.

But, never the less, its very very good for the beginners. But if you want to pofessionally create applictions then I recommend MVC++. Why??

Since its all Microsoft Windows, C++ etc etc.



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quote:
Original post by Pipo DeClown
i use Dev-C++ 4 for general programming.
If you want real game programming I think you''d better use
MSVC++.

Unfortunetly, this may have a hint of truth in the Windows centric world. Everything in that culture is targeted at MSVC, so it would be easier to just give in. However, there''s still nothing stopping you from using Dev C++ if you''re willing to use Google for a couple minutes to download the libraries you''d need to use (DirectX, SDL, whatever).
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Original post by The Lion King
* Its for beginners.
* Slow, a little bit.


Neither of those are true. Dev C++ uses an older version of GCC, which is one of the best compilers around in standards compliance (even that older version is better than MSVC 6), optimization, and in other such ''serious'' ways. The IDE may have its issues, but GCC is in no way a bad choice for a compiler.
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Original post by The Lion King
Since its all Microsoft Windows, C++ etc etc.


That doesn''t make any sense. I can see what you might have been getting at (what Pipo was saying), but you stated it poorly.

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I use Dev-C++ 4.9.2.0; I''m only using it until I can buy VC++ .NET, which should be soon, hopefully. I don''t hate Dev-C++, but it is really buggy. Can you guys figure out how the compiler works?

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Original post by AndreLinoge
I don''t hate Dev-C++, but it is really buggy.

Yes, the IDE has problems.
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Can you guys figure out how the compiler works?

Didn''t I already tell everyone that didn''t know that Dev C++ relies on an older version of GCC ? GCC is an independent open source (GPL) project. I use GCC just fine without Dev C++ (autoconf and make work fine), you can do the same if you want to.

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Original post by Pipo DeClown
If you want real game programming I think you''d better use
MSVC++.

<sarcasm>Yes, obviously you can''t do real game programming in Dev-c++, since gcc isn''t a real compiler.</sarcasm>

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I''m using Dev-C++, Only a beginner, so there''s plenty I haven''t tried to do with it yet, but I haven''t come across anything drastically bad with it yet (haven''t tried windows programming with it, so maybe that''s where all the bugs are?)

Anyway, my only complaint with it at this stage (and it is rather important I guess), is that it doesn''t seem to give compiler warnings... there are no problems picking up fatal errors etc. but it doesn''t warn you about redundant code, things like that - which from a beginners point of view would be very handy to see.

Oh well, it''s free and can get you started - I''ll definitely keep using it for a while yet.

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Original post by BurntToast
Anyway, my only complaint with it at this stage (and it is rather important I guess), is that it doesn''t seem to give compiler warnings... there are no problems picking up fatal errors etc. but it doesn''t warn you about redundant code, things like that - which from a beginners point of view would be very handy to see.

Have you tried enabling them? I know the command line flag is ''-Wall''. You can try looking the GCC documentation for future questions, if you don''t want to wait for one of us to give you the answer .

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Any day of the week, when Laplace and crew decide to get their butts in gear and release a new, non-buggy version of Dev-C++, I''ll gladly favor it over MSVC. Until such a time, I''ll keep taking M$''s crap because it crashes the least. And that''s a sad statement, but true.

You might not have had major issues with it if you''ve only used it as a newbie, but in my experience, it quickly becomes impossible to work with efficiently when you scale up your development model. I can say this because I used it to develop about 30% of one of my engines, after which I upgraded to a "newer, better" version (this was around 4.8 I think...). They introduced so many bugs with that release that the 5.0 beta STILL has most of them.

So, no.

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