Good C compilers for free?

This is a discussion on Good C compilers for free? within the C Programming forums, part of the General Programming Boards category; Originally Posted by eth0 No this is not true. The MSVC compiler supports both C and C++. It is the ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by eth0
    No this is not true. The MSVC compiler supports both C and C++.
    It is the best C compiler available for Windows systems able to produce efficient binaries is blistering time.
    It doesn't support c99. Accordingly, it cannot be accurately described as 'the best C compiler available for Windows'.
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    Okay, thanks. I'm currently trying to download dev-cpp-4.9.9.2

    That should get me started at least, right?
    Yes, Dev-C++ is a good compiler, it will compile most C programs. I use Dev-C++ most of the time.
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    Hey eth0 i need your help? can some one help me out!

    I have Visual C++ 2005 Express Edition.

    Iam a new in this I currently use Visual studio 6 but I like this new version, I want to know how to compile my code in this new version. Eth0 you said that it can support to compile .c programs well I donít know how. I try it once, but I couldnít find so I gave up.

    Now you are saying this so. I just finish installing it again and I am going to try this one more time.

    Ohh it also ask me if I wanted to install the MSDN and the SQL something, well I install it too, I donít think I really need that but maybe in the future I will.

    Would you give me any advice, in how to compile the .c files?

    Thanks for your help and support

    Caleb

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    In exactly the same way as you build c++ files. Just save your files as .c instead of .cpp
    The MSVC compiler (cl.exe), is both a C and C++ compiler. It will build according to file extension.

    IMO, the MSVC C compiler generates better binaries than the C++. It's the same compiler which comes with the DDK, of which 99% are written in C.

    You can mix C and C++ files within the same project with no problems.
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    Here is more questions? thanks for your help Eth0

    Hi Eth0,

    But how do I compile & build my .c file? I donít really like it to do it with the visual studio command prompt 2005. I typed CL /c FIRST.C and it works. But I just wanted to build my .c file like I use to. With visual 6.0 C++ (ctr+F7) to compile and (CTR+F5) to build is pretty simple like that. I really like how visual c++ 2005 express edition looks but it doesnít give me what I want.

    I did go to view and put the build tool bar. But it takes forever to build and I donít think is working. All I want to do Is press compile and build. And have the .c file running.

    Thanks for your help and collaboration. I know you donít get paid for this but is extremely helpful maybe one day you might work for Microsoft.

    Thanks

    Caleb

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