Borland or Dev-C++

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    Borland or Dev-C++

    I've been using Dev-C++ since the beginning of my programming career. I've become an intermediate now. Should I download Borland(the warez version, whatever its called)?
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    Stick with Dev-C++, it's better. Borland is just a command line compiler for what your talkin' about. Dev-C++ has a visual compiler and such. As you already know

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    Well i started with and still love to use Microsoft Visual Studio. The Visual C++ compiler and supported libraries are nice.

    I also use the Borland compiler for some work, because they like to keep it supported on some applications. We also Use the IBM AIX Unix compiler as well, since almost all of our applications are ported for both Win-32 Systems and Unix.

    Anyhow just to say as for libaries i like Visual C++ 6.0 the best, and the development environment is nice too.

    Not to mention MSDN library is a huge help at times.
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    I thought this was between Borland and Dev-C++, not VS

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    I said the same exact thing in my head.......
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    My opinion is that Bloodshed's Dev-C++ is much better than the Borland C++ Compiler. It is free, it is not command-line, and it is cool looking. It's all up to you though.
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    Tyler just repeated what I said....but he's right, it's up to you.

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    Dev-C++ is not a compiler; it's an IDE. It uses MinGW (usually) as the compiler. MinGW is a ported version of GCC.
    Both the GCC and Borland compilers are respectable. I like to use GCC better (many *NIX developers use it).
    To be fair Borland C++ Builder would be similar to Dev-C++, in which case I'd rather use Borland. It has code completion, visual tools, along with many other features and is a better IDE. However, it costs money. If you're going to grab a pirated version of a compiler (and IDE) you might as well make it MS Visual C++. Otherwise, stick with Dev-C++ and MinGW.

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    To be fair Borland C++ Builder would be similar to Dev-C++, in which case I'd rather use Borland. It has code completion, visual tools, along with many other features and is a better IDE.
    Dude, the new beta version of Dev-C++ also has code completion, visual tools(always had this), and Dev-C++ is a better IDE for more reasons.

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    By code completion, I mean similar to Code Insight code completion, like that of MSVC (where the function parameters, data type, and member lists pop up). I haven't played much with the Beta yet but I didn't see that feature. If it's there I stand corrected and would definitely take Dev-C++ over Borland.

    I like Dev-C++ very much, it's the best free thing out there (and that's why I recommend it), but it has a little bit to go before I'd get rid of my MSVC (or in UNIX give up Emacs).
    When it gets as good as JCreator Pro (for Java), then I might make the switch.
    That's just my opinion though.

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    Yes, everything I said before is in the newest beta version which is currently available at their site over at http://www.bloodshed.net/dev/ but there are bugs, but they are minor*mostly*

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    OK, so kindly tell me how to activate the popup code completion for something like this:

    Code:
    struct Point {
      int x;
      int y;
    };
    
    int main( void ) {
      
      Point pt;
    
      pt.  /* after I type the . a popup menu doesn't come up with
            * x and y so I can choose (like it would in MSVC or Borland).
            * Please let me know how you get that to work. */
    
      return 0;
    }
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    I dunno how to work the thing, I just know that the program has it. Hello, I don't even know what it does*note the censor word*

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    That's what I've been trying to tell you. It doesn't have it. The "code completion" it has is really a code insert. Kind of like a template. You press ctrl-space and a popup of code that you tell it you want comes up. Not the cool Code Insight style code completion. That's why I think Borland is better it has Code Insight build in. It's a commercial product, it has to have cool features (and is in fact a better product).
    My guess is that before the official release comes out they will probably have minimal real code completion.
    Just because it has the buzz word "code completion" on the feature list doesn't mean it's like the better IDEs.
    Bottom line, it works great and it's FREE, so if you don't want to spend hundreds on a product, it's the best thing for you.
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    Ok...at least a mojority of the people who replied here think you should get Dev-C++ if you don't wanna spend the $$$

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