Compiler Recomendations Needed

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    Compiler Recomendations Needed

    hey i have already said this in my first post ever, but i think i would get more replies for this if i post a new thread thingy. i might sound cheesy but this is only my second thread.

    thanks

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    Im assuming you have windows. For windows you can't really go wrong with visual c++. Other wise i use Borland which isnt bad either. I *THINK* borland has a free trial or something like it. So you could try it out. Otherwise spit out a bit of cash can go with Visual C++.

    I stress that this is *my opinion*

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    try a search...

    but, djgpp i hear is good, i use mingw and borland bcc55, although mingw mostly because I use Quincy2000 as my editor

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    There are a couple variables in this kind of question but assuming all things are equal I would say mingw is good. I am not a huge fan of bcc55 however there are areas where this is the superior free compiler (very very rare though!). VC++ is great in some areas but I don't like it as a general purpose compiler. It is the definitive GUI compiler.

    The most recent mingw (3.2) release follows the C/C++ standards better than MSVC++ and bcc55. Cygwin is another good compiler but I wouldn't recommend it for a newbie since installing it is a pain in the neck for even a seasoned pro.

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    Oops I forgot to say that djgpp isn't that good of a compiler. First off it is a dos compiler and I'm sure that isn't what you want. Borland's turbo c compilers are better dos compilers.

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    Originally posted by master5001
    Oops I forgot to say that djgpp isn't that good of a compiler. First off it is a dos compiler and I'm sure that isn't what you want. Borland's turbo c compilers are better dos compilers.
    djgpp is far far superior to turbo c.
    hello, internet!

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    BEST FREE COMPILER/IDE


    Dev-C++

    http://www.bloodshed.net/dev/index.html

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    Umm I really like visual studio 6 I would definitely go with that if you are running windows
    master5001 why dont' you like msvc++ as a general purpose compiler?

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    i'd go with the borland. bcc55. thats what im using. with the ConTEXT editor. it allows you to run the complier for within context and it even has line numbers for easy debugging. both are free

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