Visual Studio Compiler

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    Visual Studio Compiler

    You can download GCC as a complete package (the compiler Dev-C++ uses). But I can't seem to find were to get what ever compiler Visual Studio (2008) uses, as you can tell, I don't even know what it's called. Is it even provided? If so, what is it / where can I get it?
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    How to: Compile a Native C++ Program from the Command Line

    I think thats what your looking for. I've always just compiled through VS though, so I don't have first hand experience using this.
    Also, I don't think you can download it by itself, looks like it comes with the whole package.

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    Yup, that's what I was looking for.
    To bad - But I suppose it only make sence that it wouldn't be distributed by itself.
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    To bad - But I suppose it only make sence that it wouldn't be distributed by itself.
    Why? I could conceivably use Visual Studio from the command line to compile Windows programs (through Wine, of course); but perhaps I wouldn't want to install the whole IDE, just the compiler. Some of us have dial-up, you know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dwks View Post
    Why? I could conceivably use Visual Studio from the command line to compile Windows programs (through Wine, of course); but perhaps I wouldn't want to install the whole IDE, just the compiler. Some of us have dial-up, you know.
    Then install the WDK. Comes with the compiler, the platform SDK, the driver DDKs (of course), even comes with MFC...

    [ I'm not sure that it's actually SMALLER than the VS Express download, though, and you need to go through a registration process, but it is free ]
    Code:
    //try
    //{
    	if (a) do { f( b); } while(1);
    	else   do { f(!b); } while(1);
    //}

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    Why? I could conceivably use Visual Studio from the command line to compile Windows programs (through Wine, of course); but perhaps I wouldn't want to install the whole IDE, just the compiler.
    Well, I honestly doubt MS is going to do anything to try to make it easy to run their software on competing operating systems.
    Some of us have dial-up, you know.
    Oh, believe me, I know.
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    Also, if the compiler was available for download by itself, that would promote use of it with other IDEs, (which is in fact, precisely why I was asking in the first place), which again would involve non-MS product use.

    Besides, MS doesn't seem to like giving small downloads anyway. I was look for the DX SDK, and all I could find was a 1 GiB package. After I got it, I was able to extract the 5 MiB data that I needed. 5 out of over 1,000?! Ridiculuos.
    Last edited by Yarin; 06-13-2009 at 03:55 PM.
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