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    Unhappy confusion

    Look, I know this is a dumb question but I am a bit new to programming....can someone tell me is Visual C++ a DIFFERENT language from C++ or is the "visual" part just refering to the microsoft compiler Visual C++ 6.0 for example ? I have read so much recently and now I am completely confused. I can use Vis C++6.0 for compiling C and C++ programs can't I ?

    thanks
    matt

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    yes you can use vc++ for compiling c and c++ programs. i believe it just includes the microsoft graphics libary.

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    ok, thanks,
    i guessed it was something like that. i.e. a c++ compiler but with microsoft specifc utilities. I just wanted to be sure before i confuse myself even more.
    matt

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    thanks salem, I'll bear that in mind. At the moment I am using it mainly to do C programming but thanks for pointing the issue out about compliance with standards for C++.
    Matt

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