C/C++ Compiler Question

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    Question C/C++ Compiler Question

    Hi,
    I am a student trying to learn c/c++.
    I have seen Dev C++ but I am not quite impressed
    by the compiler due to its bugs.
    I am thinking of buying a compiler (on my very small
    student budget :-) )
    but I am not quite sure which one is the best with
    a reasonable cost..

    can anyone here suggest me ?

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    codewarrior is pretty good...I'm not sure of the cost though...

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    try Cygwin and BC++CmdLine Tool
    Both of them are free

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    GCC is a good one. And also the one Kelvin mentions, Borland C++ Builder is a good one. Note that you only get the command line tools, but they are for free. There are a lot of independent IDE's which you can connect with your compilers, also a lot of free ones.

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    MinGW is the Windows port of the GCC compiler. It is a very high quality compiler that can be used for Windows applications as well as ANSI programs. It can also be used with third party dlls using a little tool called 'reimp' to generate the libwhatever.a files; thus enabling it to be used with DirectX OpenGL, SDL, GTK, etc.
    It's a command line tool but very easy to use and setup. Plus, using a command line tool will help you understand how to configure whichever IDE you choose later.

    As far as Dev-C++ goes (which uses MinGW as the compiler), version 5 (the IDE not the compiler) is beta and buggy (has potential though), version 4 was fairly stable and can still be downloaded from the site.

    I have MS Visual Studio 6 and use that for Windows development and I have MinGW which I use for cross-platform development.

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    VC++ (standard) can be picked up cheaply (well about the same as its Borland counterpart)....

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    so finally...

    Should I buy BC ++ 6 or VC++ ?

    is this debatable or I can simply cut out VC++ because
    it's Microsoft ?

    www.akilla.tk

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    If you're going to buy one, I'd go with VC++. It's pretty standard for developing in a Windows environment.
    If you have a high speed connection, I'd still recommend going with MinGW as it is free.

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    I second that. VC++ is an excelent compiler/ide

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    Borland

    I think Borland is the standard.
    VC++ is garbage when compared to Borland Builder!
    and I guess the personal edition is only 69 bucks!!

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    Re: C/C++ Compiler Question

    Originally posted by Unregistered
    Hi,
    I am a student trying to learn c/c++.
    I have seen Dev C++ but I am not quite impressed
    by the compiler due to its bugs.
    I am thinking of buying a compiler (on my very small
    student budget :-) )
    but I am not quite sure which one is the best with
    a reasonable cost..

    can anyone here suggest me ?
    To tell the truth, Dev-C++ is an excellent one. it is enought for common projects.
    Never end on learning~

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    Re: Borland

    Originally posted by Beetroot
    I think Borland is the standard.
    VC++ is garbage when compared to Borland Builder!
    and I guess the personal edition is only 69 bucks!!
    And VC++ Standard costs about the same....

    Personally I prefer VC++....

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