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    Dev C++ Executables Crash

    So I've just recently begun programming in C using Dev C++, but when I try and execute a program I compile with it the command prompt flashes quickly and just disappears. This happens both within the program and without.
    Here's what I'm trying to run, just the simple "Hello World" program:

    Code:
    #include <stdio.h>
    main()
    {
          printf("Hello World\n");
    }

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    You need to force the program to wait.
    Put this at the bottom:
    printf("Press any key to continue...");
    _getch();
    Any keystroke will satisfy this "wait" and continue the program - which promptly ends.

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    Stop using Dev. It is obsolete, no longer supported and generally crap. Use Pelles or Codeblocks for C programming.
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    1. Get rid of gets(). Never ever ever use it again. Replace it with fgets() and use that instead.
    2. Get rid of void main and replace it with int main(void) and return 0 at the end of the function.
    3. Get rid of conio.h and other antiquated DOS crap headers.
    4. Don't cast the return value of malloc, even if you always always always make sure that stdlib.h is included.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chucklehofft View Post
    So I've just recently begun programming in C using Dev C++, but when I try and execute a program I compile with it the command prompt flashes quickly and just disappears. This happens both within the program and without.
    Here's what I'm trying to run, just the simple "Hello World" program:

    Code:
    #include <stdio.h>
    main()
    {
          printf("Hello World\n");
    }
    Open a command shell in your working directory and run the program from the command prompt...

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