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    ? about compilers

    Hi,

    Could someone tell me what the difference b/w g++ and gcc ??

    Are they 2 different compilers?? Thanks for any explanation!

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    Re: ? about compilers

    Originally posted by newbie02
    Hi,

    Could someone tell me what the difference b/w g++ and gcc ??

    Are they 2 different compilers?? Thanks for any explanation!
    g++ is an extension of gcc built for c++

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    FYI - There are several "related" open source compilers & IDEs (Integrated Development Systems) i.e. Bloodshed Dev-C++, Mingw, DJGPP, etc.

    ... The exact relationship between all these... I dunno... Some are based-on and derived from others... I do know that Bloodshed and DJGPP are IDEs that include on of the compilers...

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    DJGPP is not an IDE but you can get RHIDE which is included with DJGPP.

    By far DJGPP is the best. Very nice compiler and very good support. IMO its better than any version of DOS Turbo C++ . It's also better than the stupid BC45 which allows DOS apps, but not protected mode DOS apps. That was smart.

    But Borland has the best IDEs (MS are way too confusing) and RHIDE is a very good IDE for DJGPP. Very good indeed.

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