msvc++ and borland..

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    msvc++ and borland..

    thx for your help, im guessing those compilers aren't free?

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    Borland has a free comand line version....but for the nicer version you have to put your hand in your pocket...

    The standard versions of both of those compilers costs about the same....

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    ok, thank you

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    Not quite the same price...

    Borland's Personal Edition is $69
    MSVC++ .NET Standard Edition is $109
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    worth the money, or do you recommend a free compiler like the command line tools instead.

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    My personal preference is Borland. I've got Borland 4 and 5, along with MSVC++6.

    Borland seems adaptable to code written on MSVC, but not, necessarily, the other way around.

    As I said, a personal preference.

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    Well...I personally use MSVC++ 6.0, which I like quite a bit. Even though I've never actually used Borland's compiler, I'd imagine that it's pretty comparable. Keep in mind that what you're really paying for with these two is the IDE. As to whether or not it's worth the money depends on what you're doing with it. Because I'm relatively new at programming, I'd pay for a commercial compiler just to get all of the help files...don't have to search the internet for tutorials, help, etc. Also, the commercially available IDE/compilers have pretty handy debug features.

    As for free compilers, I'd say that Dev-C++ is probably the best. Easy to set up, easy to use, and it's got a fairly nice IDE. I hear that the latest version's IDE is comparable to MSVC++'s. Some would argue that other free compilers are better, but I think that Dev-C++ wins simply on ease of use.

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    Originally posted by fletch
    Not quite the same price...

    Borland's Personal Edition is $69
    MSVC++ .NET Standard Edition is $109
    Can MSVC++ .net be used in exact the same way as MSVC++ 6? What I mean is can it be used without having to use the .net parts? Or is v6 and .net more different then just having added .net functions?

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    Yes, you can use .NET just like 6.0. MSVC++ .NET is the next version after 6.0; sort of a MSVC++ 7.0. The .NET part is just added functionality, you don't have to use it.
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    except .NET requires Windows NT/2000/XP, therefore Windows 98/ME users cannot use VC++ .NET

    (but yea, anything you can do in VC++ 6, you can do in VC++ .NET)

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    What is better though, Borland C++ Builder 6 or Microsoft Visual C++ 6.0?

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    Originally posted by Unregistered
    What is better though, Borland C++ Builder 6 or Microsoft Visual C++ 6.0?
    I think thats like asking if Coke or Pepsi is better. I'm sure others could expand on that.

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    Damn I wasn't logged in

    I wish they would make it so you had to register to post.

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