View Poll Results: What do you suggest me to buy ?

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  • Borland C++ Builder 6 (Personal Ed.)

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Which compiler do you suggest ?

This is a discussion on Which compiler do you suggest ? within the C++ Programming forums, part of the General Programming Boards category; I am thinking of buying a compiler. I want to go either for MS Visual C++ or for Borland C++ ...

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    Which compiler do you suggest ?

    I am thinking of buying a compiler.
    I want to go either for MS Visual C++ or for Borland C++ Builder
    (less than 100 bucks) 'cause I can't pay more than that.

    Which one do you suggest me to buy ?

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    and the hat of wrongness Salem's Avatar
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    Have you used / considered any of the free compilers on offer?

    Most of these are perfectly adequate for learning C and C++ with.

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    dude free is cool.
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    Microsoft ?

    What ??
    I can't see why people are supporting Microsoft as opposed to Borland, the best company for compilers.

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    Well personally, MS Visual C++ for me. It works and is pretty much an industry standard (here anyway..) - and work and the games I play dictate I use a windows machine.

    I have also found that many text books refer to Visual C environment when describing some of the more IDE specific subjects. Some books are kind enough to mention anything that is different for Borland compilers, but not all of them. This is what initially swayed me to MS Visual C++ all those years ago.

    But then again, if you are not too worried about which platform you code on, then go open source, get FreeBSD or another open source *NIX flavour and use the supplied compiler.
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    If you want experience with a compiler which is most likely to help in finding jobs, get MS VC++.

    If you want to write really good Windows programs quickly & easily, get Borland C++ Builder.

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    That is a pretty good way to put it
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    If you want a compiler that actually works (allows you to write C++ code) than download Linux and use g++.

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    TK i couldn't agree more

    the first time i used UNIX and gcc/g++, i was hooked.
    especially with VI (arrgggghhh!!!!! :-)

    the problem is having to port things from one system to the other. so you'd wanna stick to a windows based compiler
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    i hear dit was awsome, i downlaoded linux yellow dog. but i cant find out how to install it. some help?
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    oh yeah, and a good site to find free popular linux releases is linuxos.com or its .org or something
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    or you can stick with Windows and use DJGPP

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    Question

    which is better ?
    DJGPP or Borland C++ Builder ?????

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    I like DJGPP better. But for windows, Dev-C++ definitely.

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    djgpp is free...
    but so is the command-line version of the borland compiler. definately use dev-c++ or borland for windows programming: djgpp can do the same but it's very... complicated.

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