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    back to school?

    If you go to college or even highschool in the usa or university, do you know what IDE and compiler are used?

    Im intrested cuase I may be going soon.

    Will it one of these:

    DevC++

    Microsoft Visual 6.0 (i hope it's not this it's a little dated)

    Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Beta 2

    Mgw C++ Developer Studio

    Or somthing else?

    Any insight appreciated

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    Short answer - whichever one you feel comfortable using.

    So long as the compiler supports the ANSI language you're studying, it doesn't much matter about the IDE. IDE's really come into their own when you're writing huge programs, most programs at college (with the possible exception of group projects and perhaps final year project) rarely have more than a few files.
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    Quote Originally Posted by swgh
    If you go to college or even highschool in the usa or university, do you know what IDE and compiler are used?

    Im intrested cuase I may be going soon.

    Will it one of these:

    DevC++

    Microsoft Visual 6.0 (i hope it's not this it's a little dated)

    Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Beta 2

    Mgw C++ Developer Studio

    Or somthing else?

    Any insight appreciated
    IDE and compiler? The question to ask is, What language? And the programming language itself is also irrelevant.

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    In my college we use turbo C and Turbo C++ . Its hard to edit codes when they are too long. Sometimes i just use notepad. It sux

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    Last year at college I used the new and updated.....gcc command line compiler (and javac)!

    Also I used, gEdit. hehe

    Yea, as already said, most college assignments are a few files or less, so there is no need for a big IDE. I actually feel it is easier to learn the material by using basic tools, such as a text editor and gcc.
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    Lateralus brings up a good point - doing everything from the command line means you get to know all about compiler options, include paths, libraries, linkers etc etc.

    A frequent problem from the IDE only users is when you tell them they need a library or something, the all too frequent response is "huh", how do I do that?

    The IDE may be comfortable, but it does hide you from some useful information which people ought to know about.
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