Which Compiler??

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    Which Compiler??

    Good news, I now have admin rights and I want to know which compiler I should use.

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    Assuming Windows, I would recommend MinGW. LCC is ok. A lot of people use Microsoft's Visual stuff, Express Edition.

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    Try out more than one and pick which suits you best. You can do that now that most of the good ones are freely available.
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    Better yet, use several all the time, each set to their maximum warning level.

    If your code passes muster with all of them, then your code is probably pretty close to standard C, and not something compiler specific.
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    PellesC (based off LCC) is tasty, supports full C99 too (almost - Don't know if that's a good thing though).

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    "Features [of Pelles C] . . . Support for most C99 features." (Emphasis mine.) From here and here, etc.

    I don't know if there are any compilers with full C99 support. It would be a difficult feat.

    Anyway, personally I like Dev-C++.
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    Hence why I used the qualifier "almost"... afterwoods

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    Yeah, I missed the almost.

    Quite a few compilers can claim partial C99 support, though.
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    I believe Comeau has full C99 support.
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