I need help picking a compiler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by guesst View Post
    ...C::B w/ MinGW is easier for beginners.
    I don't know if I'd say that.
    Usually, it just means creating a project and then go on building as usual.
    There are both very easy to use.

    You don't need to download and install a compiler or set it up properly, even, which may differ with C::B (I don't have much experience with it).
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    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
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    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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    There are both very easy to use.
    I think so too, though perhaps a beginner will find them both as difficult to use :P
    From what I see, the main advantage of MinGW and Code::Blocks where beginners are concerned is that the download is less intensive than Microsoft Visual C++ Express, and that may be an important factor for those not blessed with a fast Internet connection.

    You don't need to download and install a compiler or set it up properly, even, which may differ with C::B (I don't have much experience with it).
    There is a Code::Blocks + MinGW bundle available for download, thus eliminating the need to download the MinGW port of GCC separately.
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    Quote Originally Posted by laserlight View Post
    There is a Code::Blocks + MinGW bundle available for download, thus eliminating the need to download the MinGW port of GCC separately.
    True. I know of that one. Then they just have to pick the correct package instead
    Quote Originally Posted by Adak View Post
    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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