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    gcc compiler?

    ok for a program i have to do for my class i have to make it ansi-c compliant and make sure it will run on a unix os. my teacher said to accomplish this by using a gcc compiler which he had on his website, which just so happend to crash. so does anyone know where i can get a gcc compiler? thanx alot

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    What OS are you running? Have you considered using a search engine?

    Here is a tip: Use only ANSI compliant functions and it should compile without any problem on virtually any newer C compiler out there. (Assuming your teacher isn't an idiot who tries compiling C as C++.)

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    i tried using a search engine, but i never could find anything. i just kept going in circles, and i figured it would probably be quicker to ask people who know about this kind of thing. and i looked at the compilers in the faq, and clicked on the mingw32 one, but i have no idea what to download, there's so much there. and none of it makes sense

    oh, and on our last project, i really think we did use ansi-c compliant functions, it worked fine on microsoft visual studio. but when the teacher compiled it on his unix os with a gcc, it didn't work right, so i don't know.
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    > i have no idea what to download, there's so much there. and none of it makes sense
    Hmm.

    > a program i have to do for my class i have to make it ansi-c compliant and make sure it will run on a unix os.

    And you expect to do that?

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    You still haven't answered my first question. What operating system are you using? Perhaps cygwin will work for your needs.

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    whops sorry, i'm using windows ME

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    Originally posted by Shadow
    > i have no idea what to download, there's so much there. and none of it makes sense
    Hmm.

    > a program i have to do for my class i have to make it ansi-c compliant and make sure it will run on a unix os.

    And you expect to do that?

    Good luck.
    you actually prove a good point, AN INTRO TO PROGRAMMING CLASS SHOUD NOT BE THIS HARD!! this guy expects WAY too much out of us

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    Originally posted by BR7


    you actually prove a good point, AN INTRO TO PROGRAMMING CLASS SHOUD NOT BE THIS HARD!! this guy expects WAY too much out of us
    Actually it isn't hard at all. Use ANSI standard library functions and you will have no problems what so ever. See what he's teaching? Don't use non-standard crap.

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    Originally posted by quzah


    Actually it isn't hard at all. Use ANSI standard library functions and you will have no problems what so ever. See what he's teaching? Don't use non-standard crap.

    Quzah.
    actually he doesn't teach us crap, he just told us to use ansi, he's the worst teacher i've ever had. i learned more from my graduate student lab teacher this semester than i did in the lecture. and the programs are insanely hard. the class of 150 people has an averge grade of 55. actually that number is probably closer to 110-120 since so many people have switched majors because of this guy.

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    [h1] OK [/h1]
    gcc is the GNU C COMPILER
    It is meant for Unix-based systems
    because it is open source it is available in all formats for all systems, the problem is it is most likely available as ASM code not C considering they expect you to not have a compiler when you get the code. I am sure someone has some binaries out there somewere but the thing you are experiencing is the fact that it was compiled for a different processor
    probably under some 8086 ASM compiler it was compiled and because asm is always a processor specific languange it may not run on your machine. Try to find some WIN 32 Binaries on gcc
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    If your school doesn't provide it, you could try to find a free shell account. Then you could compile your program ans test it in a UNIX enviroment.

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    Another one for the pot:

    http://www.borland.com/bcppbuilder/freecompiler/

    This can do C and C++ I believe. Just try not to mix the 2 in your source!

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