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This is a discussion on Cprogramming.com/compiler.html within the A Brief History of Cprogramming.com forums, part of the Community Boards category; Originally Posted by Lurker In my opinion, a compiler is a lot more impressive than an IDE, but that's just ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lurker
    In my opinion, a compiler is a lot more impressive than an IDE, but that's just an opinion .
    course it is, DEV c++ (V4 at least) is written in delphi

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    When I was newer, I was confused on whether Dev-C++ was an actual compiler or just a code editor.

    I think that the webmaster should tell them exactly what Dev-C++ is.

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    Having written my own language/compiler/interface, I have to say that it really does not matter what you call the thing. Eventually people will figure it out and call it what they choose, but that doesn't mean we should have a huge debate over the simple fact that bloodshed was called a compiler. I call my OpenScript compiler a compiler, just because I do, even though it is an IDE, it still compiles OpenScript code! People don't/shouldn't really care whether you call visual C++ a compiler or an IDE, because visual C++ is both.

    I think this whole debate is kind of stupid/pointless honestly. Bloodshed compiles stuff, people call it a compiler, live with it.

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    >How can you call something, something it's not?
    Because it helps newcomers to focus on more important things and experienced programmers to use simpler terminology to ease communication. For example:
    Quote Originally Posted by One of Prelude's friends
    Okay, I have an array of malloc'd strings but I don't know how to free them, can you help?
    This question relies on a lot of inside knowledge based on calling things something that they aren't. If you want to be more accurate then it would be more like this:
    Okay, I have a sequence of contiguous blocks of memory that represent addresses in C. Each of those blocks contains the address of unique chunks of contiguous memory returned by malloc that I'm using to simulate a sequence of contiguous blocks of memory that represent characters terminated by a character with the value of zero, but I don't know how to release the memory back to the process' memory pool so that it can be reused later in the execution of my program. Can you help?
    Even that can be made more precise, but it completely hides the question being asked. We have quite a few people here who know the answer to the former question, but would be completely lost when asked the latter. I think you're being overly pedantic.
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    0\/\/n3d HAHA.

    I think Prelude makes the point the best. Honestly, when I started out programming, I didn't care what tools I was using. I was more interested in learning the language. I just wanted something that would compile it.... and at that point, I didn't care what it was (IDE, compiler, etc).

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    Its a good think Prelude is already taken...

    pedantic
    ACK RUN AWAY!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gcn_zelda
    When I was newer, I was confused on whether Dev-C++ was an actual compiler or just a code editor.

    I think that the webmaster should tell them exactly what Dev-C++ is.
    no offense or anything, but how did you not know that? if you can edit your code, you're using a code editor... if you can compile your code, you're using a compiler... if you can do both you have to be using both...
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    Quote Originally Posted by major_small
    no offense or anything, but how did you not know that? if you can edit your code, you're using a code editor... if you can compile your code, you're using a compiler... if you can do both you have to be using both...
    I was stupid, naive, and a wannabe back then...

    Not that much has changed :P

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