what is the best compiler for C??

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    what is the best compiler for C??

    what do you recommend

    ??

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    Try gcc, it's available on both UNIX and Windows.

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    thanks

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    i found a version of gcc:

    Latest gcw.0.0.1 Notes (2001-09-18 21:00)


    is there any new version ??

    and i cant run it

    i have only a
    gcw.bat file

    i double click it
    nothing happens
    Last edited by transgalactic2; 10-06-2008 at 09:30 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adak View Post
    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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    i look for a compiler like eclipse in java

    which is free and not too much complicated

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    Also, specifically for what OS are you looking for a compiler for?
    Quote Originally Posted by Adak View Post
    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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    i get files like tar and gz

    which are for linux

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    i am looking for winXp OS

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    I think "I'm looking for something like Eclipse for Java" indicates that you are not looking for a compiler, but for an IDE. In which case you may want to just use the C-extension for Eclipse and use gcc-mingw (gcc-mingw is a "Minimal Windows" implementation of gcc), or use Code::Blocks - which, if you pick the right package, comes with gcc-mingw included.

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    i ment a double click>> place where i can write code menu
    and debugger

    i dont want object oriented stuff like in java

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    Well, you're not going to get much object oriented stuff in C. What does that have to do with what program you use to type your code in? (Hint: none.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by transgalactic2 View Post
    i ment a double click>> place where i can write code menu
    and debugger

    i dont want object oriented stuff like in java
    IDE stands for "Integrated Developer Environment", which usually means a combination of Editor, Compiler, Debugger and other tools that you need to develop applications. Code::Blocks may say that it is for C++, but it works very well for C as well (or so I've been told, I personally use Visual Studio on my home machine [or for simple stuff, I use Emacs and gcc], and a Eclipse-related C++ environment for embedded cross-development at work).

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    Visual Studio is a good one.
    It's an editor, compiler and debugger in one package.
    Quote Originally Posted by Adak View Post
    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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    Visual C++ 2008 Express. works for C. It's free.

    http://www.microsoft.com/express/vc/

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