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A question about choosing a compiler.

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    A question about choosing a compiler.

    I finally got a programming book, Workout C, at a thrift store for 50 cents. The problem is that the disks are missing that have the compiler Power C, on them. I want to ask what a good substitute would be, because i know there are many free Compilers. I just don't know which one to use because i want to know which one would be best to use with that book, that runs on windows.

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    Download an IDE( e.g. netbeans,codeblocks) which have their own compilers...You may need to download some extra packages related to the IDE,but this is also free

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    A search of the Web shows that, apparently, "Power C is an ANSI compatible C compiler for DOS that requires very few resources". If the "ANSI compatible" part really means that the compiler mostly conforms to the 1989/1990 C standard, and if DOS-specific aspects are not prevalent in the book, than any C compiler that reasonably conforms to the C standard will do. Such examples include gcc (the MinGW port of which is available on Windows bundled with the Code Blocks IDE) and the compiler that comes with the Pelles C IDE.
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    Thank you. Code:Blocks is working fine with the book tutorials, can't wait to actually write some of my own programs. No more procrastination.
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    Quote Originally Posted by evilyoshi View Post
    Thank you. Code:Blocks is working fine with the book tutorials, can't wait to actually write some of my own programs. No more procrastination.
    Code::Blocks is great. C is a lot of fun.
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