Im new to C

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    Smile Im new to C

    i just started learning C
    i don't understand, and cant manage to figure out,
    why these C files all work together?
    or something like that
    why i have to download all these files
    GCCCOMPILIER
    (current gcc compilier)
    instead of just one

    thanks
    -ytaipsw

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    If you don't want to just download this
    http://www.bloodshed.net/devcpp.html

    or if you're on windows then check out this steal
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/ex...c/default.aspx

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    ah, thanks
    but im still curious what i would have had to do with that list of files

    -ytaipsw

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    All you would have had to do was download the core compiler (the bin version)

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    oh ok
    i see
    -thanks
    ytaipsw

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadCow257

    or if you're on windows then check out this steal
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/ex...c/default.aspx
    you know i donwloaded and registered VC++ 2005 and its totally different from MSV C++ 6

    where is the execute button? plus, when i compile i get no errors but when i build i get an error saying
    Code:
    1>LINK : fatal error LNK1104: cannot open file 'odbc32.lib'
    i guess im missing that file?
    When no one helps you out. Call google();

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    darn

    ok heres the problem, the microsoft visual C++ thing
    dosen;'t work on my windows computer for some reason

    so i went back to www.mingw.org
    and you said download the bin one
    but theres like 5 bin ones, which one is the gcc compilier

    thanks
    -ytaipsw

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    The GCC-G++ one.
    You'll also need MinGW Runtime as it contains the libraries needed and the binutils package because the compiler needs some of those files.

    You might also want the Windows API package and probably make.
    Decompress all of this in the same folder.

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    ok i got the compiler
    whats this paragraph trying to tell me:

    "The changes take affect with the next DOS prompt window you open. If you were successful, then you can run the GCC command in any folder/directory at the DOS prompt."

    its something to do with making the gcc command work in any folder
    i did the directions but i don't know what this is saying

    and what exactly is the gcc command

    thanks
    -ytaipsw

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    Code:
    i guess im missing that file?
    Ya, they assume you will also download the platform SDK. I think you can safely remove it though

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