At Work...Need C++....

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    At Work...Need C++....

    So here I am sitting at work...bored...as usual...just doing data entry all day long...

    So I decided I wanted to do some programming, but of course these computers don't have any compilers on them. They do have the Visual Basic Macro thing that comes with Office, but that is all. I'm not a VB kind of guy though...I need power...and fast.

    I decide to download the .NET Framework and the .NET SDK on to my computer and do some C# programming, because I am currently learning C# and I think it is a really cool language.

    Unfortunately, I need admin rights to install the .NET Framework, and I don't have those.

    So, starved for programming, and not able to do C#, I turn to my favorite pasttime: C++

    I have a few options, as there are several free C++ compilers out there for download. But I want an IDE to work in as well. I also want it to be small and lightweight. After much thought, I think about the old Borland Turbo C++ 1.1 sitting on Borland's Museum website for free download. I decide it is perfect for my needs and quickly download, unzip, and install it.

    So now I have Borland's 1st C++ compiler ever made sitting on my computer.

    Oh the joy!

    Anybody else bored at work?
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    Bored? No... I have more work that I can shake a stick at. Is my work boring? Pretty much.

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    okay i got tired of working in such a limited environment so i downloaded DevC++ and SDL....hehe...fun
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    I find DevC++ is much nicer than the borland one.

    It also doesn't need admin privlidges to install.

    Just a thought if you get bored again and fancy a change
    Open source isn't a matter of life or death......
    .......its much more important than that!!


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    Heh I carry DevC++ on my USB stick

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thantos
    Heh I carry DevC++ on my USB stick
    very wise i must say do you use it as your primary compiler?

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    I do 90% of my programming on my linux machine using gcc or g++. However when I'm on a windows machine I use dev as my primary

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    I too have Dev-C++ on my JumpDrive. It comes in handy. Most of my work anymore is in Anjuta though, since I spend 99.9% of all my time in Linux now. Anjuta is finally in a usable form. I remember the old versions of it that were so glitchy that you couldn't even create a project without a segmentation error, or something going wrong in the scripts for making the project.

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