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    standard language, standard compiler?

    i remeber thinking about why they, uh 'they' that is, never made a standard compiler. i think i was begining to read my big book o' C [the complete reference], and it had repeated references to ANSI C, etc... i realize there are a myriad of platforms and processors to write code for... but shouldn't their be some sort of standard to conform to? thanks...
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    Well I would think GCC comes pretty close to this, it has an impressive list of supported architectures.
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    What are you talking about? Ofcourse there is a sandard. Do you want it? ISO/IEC 9899
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    I think he means, why isn't there a compiler that fully conforms to the standard?

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    In my opinion, a standards commitee slows the improvement of the language. For example, how many independent vendor libraries (MFC's container classes) were there before the STL was adopted into the C++ standard?

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    Borland builder (and vs.net according to dean) follow the standereds, quite well.
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    And let's not forget the noble Bloodshed Dev-C/C++ compiler(a mingw)...
    Code:
    #include <cmath>
    #include <complex>
    bool euler_flip(bool value)
    {
        return std::pow
        (
            std::complex<float>(std::exp(1.0)), 
            std::complex<float>(0, 1) 
            * std::complex<float>(std::atan(1.0)
            *(1 << (value + 2)))
        ).real() < 0;
    }

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    >And let's not forget the noble Bloodshed Dev-C/C++ compiler(a mingw).<
    No the gnu compilrs regard for the standered is poor, as in visual C++ 6.
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    I like the standard myself. Have not had any troubles following the standard thus far in VS.NET. Ofcourse VS.NET has a lot more to offer than the standard but I'd rather not get into that for a while.
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