Best C compiler

This is a discussion on Best C compiler within the C Programming forums, part of the General Programming Boards category; Currently I am using 2 C compilers Bloodshed's Dev C++ and Borland C++ 5.2. QUESTION I am wondering what eveyone ...

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    Post Best C compiler

    Currently

    I am using 2 C compilers Bloodshed's Dev C++ and Borland C++ 5.2.

    QUESTION

    I am wondering what eveyone else uses and if there are any FREE C/C++ compilers that would be better.

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    They're free for a reason. Go MSVC++6.0. The best

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    DJGPP is popular (www.delorie.com).

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    > DJGPP is popular

    Yeh, isn't that compiler on this site to download or something?
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    Garfield,

    Now I know that Microsoft visual c++ 6 is great and everything but who has that kind of money to buy it when free is costing me nothing. A while ago i just would have pirated it but now i am temporarily using dial-up. and DJGPP doesn't work on my win 2k. Now there is a book I will be buying soon Beginning visual c++ 6 and that comes with the learners edition. I also used to have visual studio but lost that when I formated my harddrive.
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    The best compiler is like the best car - you don't know what's best for you until you've driven some.

    Do you want high powered expensive luxury, or something just to get around?
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    Good analogy, Salem. It is just like that. Go for a test drive, man.
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    whatever your asppirations now, you will likley want more from your compiler in the near future and M$ VC6++ has loads of tools which can help you create better programs, however some features can and are tricky to use so you may as well get it now and start learning them sooner
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    ms visual c++ 6

    how much is it?

    i plan on buying beginning visual c++ by ivor horton and that comes with the learner's edition but does that allow you to compile?
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    If you're just starting out...

    Then DevC++ is perfect for you. It's not a Kia, but it's not a Mercedes either. I'd say it's a trusty Toyota.

    Besides, at this point, when you're still writting hello wolrd type programs, notepad and gcc are all that you really need.

    Hehe...

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    Do you mean you have Borland C++ 5.02? That's probably all the compiler you'll ever need (probably the best compiler+IDE Borland ever made, although it's not up to current ANSI C++ standards).

    VC++ is more popular, but as it's out of the price range of many people, use Borland C++ 5.02 -- it's free, it has an IDE, and it compiles true DOS programs, too.

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    DEV C++ is good.It is easy to use and for those who are putting there feet on the first rung of the programing ladder it is ideal.
    BUT IT IS NOT A COMPILER. IT IS AN I.D.E. if you take the trouble to
    find out what the compiler is behind DEV C++ and and learn it you can do most any thing

    Sall

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    I'm just beginning C and C++. Only been learning for about two months now. I started learning mainly cause some of the guys at school are building a scripting language called USP. Bad thing is, I have a Crapintosh (Mac), and I can't find a good compiler outside of Codewarrior, which is way out of my price range.

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    i am using
    Dev-C++ (www.bloodshed.net)
    to write my sourcecode-files
    and then
    DJGPP (www.delorie.com/djgpp)
    to compile and like the files...

    i think this combination is it =)

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    ms visual c++ 6 is the best and you can get a fully functional tutorial version that never expires if you buy a C++ tutorial package that comes with the book C++ in 24 hrs. I lovems visual c++ 6 its great.

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