Borland or DevC++?

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    Borland or DevC++?

    I searched for an answer, but I didn't find one. I'm just wondering which is easier, better, any opinions around here?

    I'm already using DevC++ but haven't got the Borland to run because of confusing install procedure. So I'm wondering if it's even worth switching over?

    I'm looking to switch because I alway get errors for code I reproduce exactly from my book "Learn C++ in 21 days."

    As you can see I have about 3 issues here!

    But I'm really only looking for a kind reply of any sort.

    Thank you!

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    I think Borland includes more header files and I'm used to the command line so I use Borland's BCC 5.5. I think the installation procedure is easy because I'm a computer addict. Dev-C++, at least I think, has different errors that cause slightly different syntax and Dev-C++ is not as flexible in syntax as BCC55.
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    Hey, I'm not an experienced programmer but I was using Dev when I started a few months ago and I didn't like it for the reasons you stated. I am using Microsoft's Visual C++ 6.0 now and I like it much better and I don't get any dumb errors that dev gave me.

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    You probably get error in your code because you are using old header files do they look like this?
    #warning This file includes at least one deprecated or antiquated header.
    Woop?

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    paper-pant,

    you tried open watcom??? i found it very nice

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    MinGW Studio... wonderful, free, almost a clone of the MSVC++ IDE

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    i cant believe people are complaining about dev-c++
    i dont find anything wrong with it. but i would definitly try out the MinGW Studio it is excellent.

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    I'm looking to switch because I alway get errors for code I reproduce exactly from my book "Learn C++ in 21 days."
    I am using Microsoft's Visual C++ 6.0 now and I like it much better and I don't get any dumb errors that dev gave me.
    Just a question to the 2 of you: did you use code such as
    #include <iostream.h>
    as opposed to
    #include <iostream>

    and/or

    void main()
    as opposed to
    int main()

    in those programs that you had trouble with?
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    Thank you for the help!

    Yes I have been getting "antiquated header" errors, and it said something about how to fix it. So I will follow those steps. Is that all I should know about those?

    Based on your helpful input I think I will use DevC++ until I get through my lessons, then I will spend money on another product once I know I am able to accomplish programming in C++.

    Thank you each for your time and help

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    I too agree that Mingw Studio is great. You should try it out.

    Once Dev-C++ 5 gets out of beta it too will be excellent IMO.

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    I think dev is still excellent even though it is still in beta. I think it will be wonderfull once it is out of beta
    btw: Mingw Studio is pretty cool
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    I use Dev-4 so I don't get depricated header errors. I don't understand when to put std:: or when to put using std::. When do you, I mean, you have to put it unexpectedly in std::string and you don't have to put it in int and do you have to put it in for header file functions? When do you use std:: or using std::?
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    I am also using Teach Yourself C++ in 21 days using Dev-C++. The only compile errors I've been having are that <iostream.h> should be <iostream> and that it doesn't include using namespace std. The sample code should work, then.

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    The GCC in the latest beta of Dev is more up to date with the current C++ standard.

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    Child, any built in c++ commands(int, class, struct, float, enum, this, while, for, to name some of the many(30-50, I think)) are built into c++ - it's what c++ is made of. String isn't a built in command(which is why you need to use <string> to use it), and is in the std namespace.

    string, cout, cin, are some of the most used commands in the std namespace.

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