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    Smile Hi All

    Hi all,
    Well this is my second post here. I have been browsing these boards for a couple of hours and found them very interesting. You guys are doing a great job.

    Well to my question now. I am fairly new to C/C++. I was using turbo C++ 3.0 till now. I want to move to windows environment. So i got myself the borland C++ 5.5 compiler and a editor called TextPad. Is this editor good? Any other suggestion will be of gr8 help.

    Also i am able to compile a program using this editor but not able to execute the program. Why is it so? I have done the necessary settings to integrate the editor with the browser as given in the help file.

    Thanx in advance

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    A word of advice;

    Pay the extra for the full Borland Builder or go here and download Dev-C++. This is a full IDE based compiler that works rather well and is easy to use.

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    I heard once that Dev-C++'s Win32 libraries were outdated...I would go with C++Builder. Thats what I have.

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    To be honest if you are planning to program for windows the best compiler for this is without a doubt Microsoft Visual C++. This tends to be expensive but there is a learning edition that comes free with many books. For about 30 you can get a top class c++ book called C++ How to Program by Deitel and Deitel which covers most topics in general c++ and comes with the aforementioned MSVC learning edition. This compiler will see you fine learning c++ and win32 api. It is missing a few MFC bits but on the whole you shouldn't need another compiler for a couple of years. Cheap at 30 !!
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    Why spending so much money?

    OK, MSVC++ Author Edition is for free, but the compiler do not optimize

    I think the Borland C++ Compiler 5.5 is pretty good. It's for free and it optimizes really good :-)

    DevC++ is just an IDE -> the compiler is called MinGW or Cygwin (you can use both)

    For MinGW you can update the 'win32 package', for cygwin i don't know...

    Also the digital mars compiler is pretty good...

    Just for learning I would use DevC++ with MinGW and the updated win32 package :-) it's for free and not that bad...
    Hope you don't mind my bad english, I'm Austrian!

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    if you are learning then you dont really need optimizations. They should be for production code.
    ok it sucks that it doesn't optimize but what you will get is first hand experience with the compiler/IDE of choice of many professionals.And the book alone is worth 30.
    Free the weed!! Class B to class C is not good enough!!
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    How much would that average out to in US dollars?
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    about $45 - $50 something like that
    Free the weed!! Class B to class C is not good enough!!
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    Call me a bit strange but I've tried both visual c++ and going between notepad and mingw. I'm not sure why but my preferance definatly has to be mingw. Of course you kind of have to know what your doing when you try to use mingw, but a weekend of going through error messages fixes that.
    As to the book suggestion i've tried that (Sams Visual C++ in 21 days) but couldn't make heads or tails of it. The tutorial links that are on Mingw's website are so much more useful, and so much more free.

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