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    Question Newbie to C++ needing help

    Hello and thanks for taking the time to assist me .

    Im very new to C++ but not to programming altogether. I own a old version of Borland V4 and also MS C++ from the visual studio suite. So my question is simple which is the preffered compiler.

    Thankyou once again for your time

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    perosnally sinc ei am almsot semi-newb i'd just d/l the borland trial off of www.borland.com
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    there really is no preferred compiler. it is kindof subjective.

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    Originally posted by LouDu
    perosnally sinc ei am almsot semi-newb i'd just d/l the borland trial off of www.borland.com
    Borland BCC55 is free. But that is just the compiler. Unless you d/led the enterprise trial.

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    until you get proficient with c++ itself stay away from any apis.
    To this end most of the free compilers are suitable. Borland is a good compiler but you will need a good IDE to go with it. Dev-c is also good. It was a little quirky last time i used it but it has come along a couple of versions since then. GCC is freely available in many different ports on the web.Again an editor to go with it may be necessary.
    When you have a good handle on c++ you will want to experiment further with some apis such as win32 or directx or opengl. Then you will probably get quite a bit of benefit from a decent compiler. Visual c++.net is pretty good but the next version should be superb, fixing most of the standard compliance issues. Its out in beta now and will be out later this year i think.Borland builder is also pretty good but not so if you plan on getting into MFC.
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    I prefer MS VC++ but I really don't have much of a choice because I'm dealing with MFC

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    sry download the enterprise trial off borland best and easioest to understand
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