normally, i use Dev C++ as my compiler. you type in some words and if they are in the C++ language, you click on the compile button and have your program.
the other day i bought something that came with Visual C++ introductory edition. i cant even make a simple text program with it.
this is the most obfuscating compiler i have ever had to work with. finally, i got a simple little program from the book (i have no idea what i did to make it, but it compiled), and every time i run it, it gives a pop up message saying that under the license agreement, i cant distribute this program.
listen, microsoft... i clicked 'agree' on the license agreement. that means you dont have to remind me EVERY TIME I RUN A PROGRAM what i can and can not do with it.
but thats a seperate matter. the main point of this post is that, even though i consider myself at least slightly above novice in C++, i cant do a thing with this supposedly 'easy to use, user friendly' program.
i dont know if i want help with it (thats assuming i even understand any help given to me), or if i just want advice on what to do to get to where i can program more advanced things.
im sick of everything having to be so overwhelmingly complicated. why cant they make it to where if i know the right keywords, i can make an application do what i want? im having to teach all of this to myself because no one i know can program C++. im to that point where i can either learn something interesting enough to keep me programming for the time being, or i can just throw it away and pick up some other skill.
i really want to learn this, but i just had to pick one of the most complicated things in the world to try and learn.
why must everything be so difficult!!!