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    C compilers

    I just started c programming in school and I was wondering if there is any great free compilers on the net If anyone can help me out Thx Derek

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    www.google.com
    Try searching for DevC++, GCC, Borland, and free C/C++ Compilers

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    Read the FAQ.

    DJGPP - A free compiler, best I've used (except for linux gcc)
    http://www.delorie.com/djgpp/
    use the zip picker to get your files
    it's a pain in the butt to install but you can probably figure it out.

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    the thing is, djgpp is only a compiler, not an IDE. And it'll also be a pain for newbies ( like me ) who might make errors and without the help of IDE, it'll be hard to debug even if it's the tiniest error.
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    Originally posted by Nutshell
    the thing is, djgpp is only a compiler, not an IDE. And it'll also be a pain in the butt for newbies ( like me ) who might make errors and without the help of IDE, it'll be hard to debug even if it's the tiniest error.
    In a sense, this is beneficial! If bugs are hard to debug then you have an immediate incentive to learn to write code with fewer bugs much earlier!

    The other, and possibly more useful benefit is that you learn to debug without an IDE with integrated debugger holding your hand. There have been many situations (mostly involving multiple processes, multiple threads, or time critical operations) where the debugger 'breaks' the code more than the bug does! Learning to debug without the tool, although it may initially more difficult, is a skill which should not be overlooked.

    Ian Woods

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    Originally posted by hairyian


    In a sense, this is beneficial! If bugs are hard to debug then you have an immediate incentive to learn to write code with fewer bugs much earlier!

    The other, and possibly more useful benefit is that you learn to debug without an IDE with integrated debugger holding your hand. There have been many situations (mostly involving multiple processes, multiple threads, or time critical operations) where the debugger 'breaks' the code more than the bug does! Learning to debug without the tool, although it may initially more difficult, is a skill which should not be overlooked.

    Ian Woods
    WHAT? There are tools to fix your bugs FOR YOU? I've never used a debugger. Ever.

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    All you need to do to debug a djgpp made program is to compiler with -g and then gdb prog.exe More information is at www.delorie.com

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    i've never used a debugger either, i was sayhing that the ide will catch compile errors for you.

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    Umm... ok, so that's what RHIDE is for... you can get it from www.delorie.com
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    Try the Borland site, you may have to register as a member with them to download from their site,
    but if it's a no frills DOS based compiler that has the necerssary tools try their Turbo C 1.01
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