Best Compiler for C++

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    Best Compiler for C++

    What complier do you think is best fo C++ programming, and how much would you recomend buying microsoft visual studio?
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    Hmmm, not sure if this is relevent.... but - I saw a test once where the person tried the VC++ 6.0 compiler.. and a borland one, I can't recite the facts (which are most important), but I do know - not only did the Borland compiler compile faster; it also ran faster. I don't know if that really helps, considering they were both close together...

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    I've heard that Microsoft Visual C++ is more powerful for Windows programming than Borland C++ builder, mainly because it supports the Windows architecture and other Windows stuff better. Maybe it is slower in compiling, but the most important thing is the result of the compilation.

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    I have Borland C++ Builder 6, and I have used Visual C++ 6 before, I find C++ Builder easier to develop Windows applications. I do not notice a difference in there speed. I liked the Visual C++ IDE a little better, maybe I just have not learned all about the C++ Builder one.

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    There's no "best compiler" type of thingie.

    If there was we all would be using it and you wouldn't be asking this question.

    As for recommending VC. I do recommend it. Either VC or Borland. My opinion here is solely based on the IDE. I still have little knowledge of the language so that I can take the compiler into consideration.
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    honestly.... unless your like some hardcore programming freak...

    A free compiler like Dev-C++ would work just fine...

    I have dev-c++ and borland C++ and theres not that much difference.

    But for beginners... dev-c++ is the easiest to work.
    What is C++?

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    I may be bad at programming, but by far I know which is the best compiler okay get, <bold> Metrowerks Codewarrior 7.0!! </bold>

    What can it do that other compilers can't?
    First off it is a C/C++/Java compiler
    Then you can choose what OS you want to write code for. Such as Mac OS or Windows. I am at my cottage now so I can't run it to see if there are any other special features, although I am sure there are.

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    First off it is a C/C++/Java compiler
    Then you can choose what OS you want to write code for. Such as Mac OS or Windows. I am at my cottage now so I can't run it to see if there are any other special features, although I am sure there are.
    This does not make it a good C++ compiler. When talking about good compilers, we're usually talking about the result of the compilation. Is fast, does it take a lot of memory, does it make optimal use of the processor etc.

    I use GCC most. But for Windows programming, I prefer Visual C++. It is easy to use with all those other Windows stuff like MFC and it comes with a good debugger.

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    But this ofcourse doesn't mean CodeWarrior is bad, I've heard very good stories about it. But I've never tried it.
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    ive heard that gcc's programs run fastest. as for dos, probably turbo c++ ... windows? i dunno, maybe borlands .. speed does make a difference if youre coding 3d apps and games.

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