I want to buy a new compiler

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    I want to buy a new compiler

    Hi everyone,
    School has started and my computer went down at the wrong time. I have lost lotsa files, particularly some of the win32 programs i learn to write during the holidays. Now, I've managed to keep up with the momentum of school work and I hope to code actively again.

    Since i reinstall many applications on my pc, I decided to upgrade to a new c/c++ compiler. I work with win32,c/c++ and opengl and I was previously using VC++ 6.0.

    But now, I am wondering should I invest on VC.NET 2003.

    I am aware there is VC 2005 beta. What limitation does it have as a beta version? Should I just download and use it for time being till the commercial version is out? Any idea when is it going to be commercially released? Or should I just get VC.NET 2003 instead?

    I really welcome any advice given. Thanks alot!

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    There are many free compilers that can run with the best of the pay-for-me programs. I would also never tell someone to pirate software, but i am not going to tell you to buy it, either.

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    I was very comfortable with using VC++ 6.0. That's why I contemplate of buying .NET 2003. Since you suggest downloading free version, I was wondering does VC 2005 meet my requirement? From what I knew before, it could only be used to make console applications.

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    if you are at a university, ask around, because many schools have a deal with MS for their software. Visual Studio.NET professional cost me only shipping and handling

    some entropy with that sink? entropysink.com

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    Dev C++

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoD
    Dev C++
    doesnt get much better than that. I've been using it exclusively for a while now and it has never given me problems. as a bonus, the new version has a feature similar to code completion

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    The new Dev-C++ has everything I liked about VC++, I believe I like DevC++ BETTER that MSVC++

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vicious
    The new Dev-C++ has everything I liked about VC++, I believe I like DevC++ BETTER that MSVC++
    One time I helped a friend of mine debugging a program using VC++ and I was clueless what was wrong (It was a simple program). And I initiated to download DevCpp 'cause I'm aware of MS' deviance on standard, and voila, run without a warning on DevCpp
    source: compsci textbooks, cboard.cprogramming.com, world wide web, common sense

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    most ppl seems to prefer DevC++. i looked at the website and it seems pretty good. So for now i will try it out and see if it suit my needs. Thanks everyone for the advice.

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    GCC & G++ & MINGW + dev-c++ for win
    GCC & G++ & VIM for linux
    Stop using micro$oft software. Start using open source software.

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    Dev C++ is ok to be fair but its no match to VC++. visual dialog editor? nope (or at least i didnt find it :P). class browser: prefer VC++ although devc++ does the job. project manager, devc++ is getting better on this. compiler wise, i don't know how mingw and vc++ match up, but i think VC++ does better Devc++ is also a bit unstable. in any case, most of the industry use VC++ do they not? and if its not VC++ its probably Boralnd.

    how does VC++ compare to Borland actually?
    I loathe pointers

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    on a side note, does anyone have any idea when VC++ 2005 is out? I have decided to settle for DevC++, but i still want to own VC++ in the future.

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    Yes but think about this, Dev-C++ (the version in question ) is still in its beta state.

    Now if you compare the Dev beta to MSVC++ 2005 beta...

    I dont know, the MSVC++ beta is really the only MSVC++ ive used. And I found that Dev-C++ was all around LESS buggy.

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    true, but thats not the question.if you want to get the job done without tearing your hair out over infinate memory error boxes, and you can't wait forever (which seems to be the case for devc++) then you'll have to get a good compiler. shure OSS is good i use it alot, but alot of the time the commercial equivelents are superior
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    VC++ is powerful, noone can deny that, BUT compare that to the same features offered by Borland, Dev C++, etc and you realize, its just not worth the money. Sure, M$ has the edge, but they have the money. Give Dev C++ a little more time and you will be amazed im sure. I own .NEt, 2005 BETA, and Dev C++.

    I'm staying with Dev C++.

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