Software I can't live without

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    a more compliant compiler than flagging declaring "i" within a for loop is invalid
    I don't get it.

    In c it is invalid. VC6 notifies it:
    d:\work\projects\cpp\mysamples\classno\test.c(6) : error C2143: syntax error : missing ';' before 'type'
    In c++ it is valid and VC++6 compiles it well.
    So what is the problem?
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    I worded that a little worng, I mean when I use the same variable in two loops.

    Code:
    for ( int i = 0; i < 9; i++ )
       cout << i << " ";
    
       for ( int i = 1; i < 10; i++ )
          cout << i << " ";
    
       Error I see somtimes: "'i' redefinition; multiple initalization"
    That error crops up mostly in nested loops.
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    EDIT to solve the problem using that compiler I have to declare 'i' just once for all for loops using that scope
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    Isn't it the standard behavior? That the variable is delared from the point where it was declared till the end of the scope?
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    New can't live without (to replace Dev-C++): Code::Blocks
    It's working great, better than Dev-C++.
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    Yup. I don't really see why some people name Dev-C++ as the best C++ IDE.

    It sure is simple to use and quick to load. But, really... it's way outdated these days, it always had a terrible debugger UI, it has a weak class browser, it has no make support, and it lacks some modern productivity features (workspaces and project dependencies to name one).

    It's not that it makes Dev-C++ a bad IDE. It's simply doesn't make it the best.
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    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    Mario, is that the reason Bloodshed abandoned it? Did they decide to start from scratch and leave it dead a buried?
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    Nah. There's some thread on their forums that seem to indicate they had to move on to other things. Life... it caught up on them
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    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    Was it mentioned that a small number of people were still working on it whenever they felt inclined to, or something? I remember reading something about that ... somewhere. I think it was on these forums. So it's dead save a handful of programmers?

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    As far as development is concerned, the only thing I know is that wxDev-C++ is the one being developed by some cult followers. There was one new version last month after a 9 month hiatus...

    Dev-C++ as is, has no one working on it.
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    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    Just thought I'd throw my hat into the ring here

    Windows XP
    Firefox 2
    Dev C++/mini-gw (Code::Blocks is good too, just gotta get used to it)
    Guitar Pro 5
    JetAudio (.ogg files ftw)
    DVD Decryptor
    Nero
    Adobe PhotoShop and Illustrator CS2
    Avast! antivirus
    ZoneLabs antivirus
    SpywareDoctor
    Microsoft spyware beta
    Window Blinds (god I love the Dogma X theme)
    Windows Messenger
    FoxIt pdf reader
    Atlantis word processor

    That's all I can think of right now, but there's definitely a lot more software that I would hate to not have right here at my finger tips.

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    Three I forgot:
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    VB6 (for prototyping and various GUI-based games)
    HuC (for writing retro games)
    mappy (mapmaking for HuC)
    Magic Engine and Mednafen (for testing software written with the above 2 programs)
    freeBASIC (for writing cross-platform games and the occasional app)
    Modplug Tracker (music, of course)
    audacity (it kinda sucks but hey, it's free)
    FileZilla (have yet to find a better free FTP client)
    Firefox (duh!)
    Systran (for assisting Spanish-English translations)
    Alcohol 120% (better than Daemon Tools and doesn't have spyware, but costs money)
    Windows Media Player, Media Player Classic, and Power DVD (my wife and daughter love movies)
    EO Video (for video format conversions)

    The rest of the tools I use are either ones I wrote myself, or that I don't use on a day-to-day basis.

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