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    I was very new to C and programming in general. I was wondering what compiler i should download and where should i download it from?

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    There is an FAQ for that under the FAQ entry in the menu at the top (well, a bit down from the very TOP) of this page.

    The choice would be slightly dependant on what environment you have at your school - Linux/Unix or Windows, and what compiler your school is using.

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    well i know we are using windows at uni and we type cc CODENAME so the compiler must be cc or something im not sure.

    btw rob we are only learning C not C++. its an engineering course and this is the only programming unit that we are ever going to study so i just want to get it over and done with.

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    Well, cc is the standard Unix command for the "standard" C compiler. Quite often you'll find that this actually turns into a "gcc" for example through a symbolic link or a shell-script - but there are compilers called "cc" in some places - I think the Solaris compiler is called cc.

    In Windows, I haven't seen a compiler actually called cc - but it's quite possible to create such a thing by either using a batch-file, a executable that just calls the "proper name" using CreateProcess()/ShellExecute()/system()/execve() or simply renaming the original file-name.

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    sorry my mistake just found out that it is actually unix. probably gcc???

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    gcc is most likely the "most similar" compiler you can get for free, if you are using a Unix type system.

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    GCC is also available under Windows. You can get a nice Integrated Development Environment that uses GCC by getting Dev-C++: http://bloodshed.net/devcpp.html
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