Suggest A Compiler For ME!

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    Smile Suggest A Compiler For ME!

    I have been using Dev C++ but lately when I get into more advannced coding it won't work. So could someone suggest a good compiler? I tried Borland but it won't let me download it for some reason

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    I would like it to be free too if there is any decent free ones

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    Hmm..DevC++ is a good....IDE (Was going to say compiler, but TGM will only shout at me ).......what kind of stuff are you doing thats too advanced I wonder?

    Anyway, have a wonder over to here and see if anything takes your fancy

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    Dev-C++ isn't very If Then friendly. I used the code on VS++ at my friends house and it compiled fine. My friend won't give me the disk though, (He thinks it illegal..oh wait...it is...)Most of those C++ Compilers at that site you just gave me are nothing but dead links

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    as far as IDEs go, bloodshed devC++ is about as good as your going to get for free I think. Borland has one, as well as Forte I think. How user friendly do you think you're going to get without paying for it?
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    I dont care about anything as long as it decently works. Where can I get this one by forte?

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    Did you ever think that maybe it is your code that is wrong, not the compiler?

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    Hey man, I've been using dev-c++ for some time. Although the latests versions have weird bugs in them. As a compiler mingw (which is what dev-c++ uses) is arguably the best windows c++ compiler out there. There are some things (such as DLL's) that Dev-C++ projects don't compile properly. Therefore you must learn how to use mingw's commands and/or mingw's makefiles. Dev-C++ can also use cygwin--the king of multi-platform compilers. Either way "advanced" programming does not break the IDE your code must be broken. You could try a different text editor, perhaps.

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    Originally posted by master5001
    Either way "advanced" programming does not break the IDE your code must be broken.
    Can you explain this? : code won't compile...with DevC++ but will with VC++

    Seems really odd to me..

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    Explanation:

    "advanced programming does not break the IDE your code must be broken."

    The code wasn't standard compliant. Just because VC recognized it doesn't mean DevC has to compile it.
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    i think he is talking about stuff that only works in vc++(as far as i know) like gotoxy. non ansi stadard crap..
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    Originally posted by Klinerr1
    i think he is talking about stuff that only works in vc++(as far as i know) like gotoxy. non ansi stadard crap..
    That's weird cuz as far as I know, VC++ doesnt have a gotoxy() ???!!!

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    IDE and Compiler...

    I personally prefer to code on Unix but if you insist on coding under Windows I suggest you use Borland as your Compiler and cEdit as your IDE. The only thing I don't like about borland is it can be dificult to configure to work alone, let alone with an IDE so you don't have to return to the command line after every time you save your source file. This is why I wrote an appilcation to configure both of them to not only work but to work together. Just download Borland from ftp://ftpd.borland.com/download/bcpp...dLinetools.exe cEdit from http://cedit.sourceforge.net/ and my configuration tool from http://xnix.cjb.net/bor-cedit_conf.zip. Unpack Borland and cEdit. Then run the executable in bor-cedit_conf.zip and follow the on screen instructions.

    Let me know what you think.
    Last edited by Staz; 09-27-2002 at 02:40 PM.

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    Maybe Visual C++ (if you have the patience on KaZaA)

    EDIT: Was this already suggested? If so, then im sorry!

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    The link to download Borland was dead Staz. The code I was trying to compile was asci standard. It was as follows
    [code]
    #include <iostream.h>
    #include <stdlib.h>
    int main()
    {
    cout<<"Welcome to Primitive Wars\n";
    return 0;
    }
    [\code]
    And I got a error that said error at the end of input. So if you would like to defend Dev-C++ now feel free

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