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    ok, i have the borland compiler and the dev-c++ compiler.
    i know nothing about them(how to set them up use them ect.).
    i have tried the tutorials and cant understand them. can someone please help me?

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    for the borland compiler, do a search; there are quite a few threads about setting them up.

    as for Dev-C++, the installation process should set it up fine. It would be helpful to know what version you are using. also, you should d/l the version with the mingw 3.2 compiler; it should set it up okay.

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    ok ill look for some of the borland threads and the dev-c++ says 4.9.7.0 after i dont know if thats the version or not but oh well

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    ok i have decided that i am not going to use the borland compiler and i am going to use dev-c++. (though having no experience with this one either ill have to look for threads that talk about it)

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    Hang in there...

    I've used several compilers over the years and they NEVER work the first time!

    (I don't use either of those compilers... I may have tried-out the Borland compiler once.)

    I've usually had problems getting the directories (folders) right. Sometimes its an issue of setting the "options" correctly.

    So, hang in there. This part can be very frustrating, but it gets better after you get "Hello World" working!

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    Dev-C++ is actually the IDE. It is available with the minGW compiler, at which version 3.2 is the most updated and best minGW one to get. You can use any compiler with Dev-C++.

    Anyways, after installation; if you d/led the version with the minGW v 3.2 compiler, you should be able to write a program and compile it. The settings should be set; I'm not sure if they still need to fix that, but you should be okay.

    Well, welcome to C++, and enjoy it!

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    enjoying wouldn't be the word i would use lol

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    good news! my compiler works bad news i dont know how to use it. I have searched and stuff but i dont think ill understand most of it till i am a little older only bein 14 and all. if anyone wants to help me learn how to use this stuff my e-mail is streetvert83@hotmail.com any help anyone could give me would be cool

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    go through the tutorials on this site, search for some more with google. get some books, start reading them.
    try it out, hopefully you'll like it. best of luck!

    here is a link to the tutorials

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    Your at the perfect age to start programming. I can only wish I started at your age. Don't give up, be persistant and your persistance will pay off. It's not an excuse to say your only 14. Good luck!
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    Need a book?

    i dont know how to use it
    You mean you're trying to learn to program??

    If you're not taking a class, I'd recommend you get the book "Teach Yourself C++ In 21 Days" by Jesse Liberty. The book is set-up for self-study. He presents the material clearly, and at the end of each "day" (chapter) there are questions and exercises, with answers / solutions in the back. You might not actually make it through the book in 21 days, unless you don't have any other homework.

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    the other problem is i dont have much money to buy any books and the tutorials sound like giberish to me

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