Best Free Compiler? (GUI Included)

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    Post Best Free Compiler? (GUI Included)

    I was wondering what your all best opinion is for the best free compiler. Keep in mind im a nub and like a GUI.

    Cuz correct me if im wrong but Digital Mars and Borland's 5.5 Free version do not include GUI's correct?

    And this is all windows based ofcourse. I currently use Bloodsheds Dev C++, and own both of the free digital mars and borland's compilers.

    Thanks
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    Bloodshed's Dev-C++ is only the GUI for a Windows port of GCC, which is my favorite compiler, so my vote goes to sticking with Dev.
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    yea, i just started using bloodshed and i like it......i just hate the indention logic of the editor

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    Ty, learning C++ is hard enough and i need a GUI editor, so i just wanted to make sure for Dev C++ is the best. Free atleast hehe
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    The GUI may not be the absolute best, but it is real good, and the compiler is top notch.
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    Another vote for bloodshed's devcpp
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    i just hate the indention logic of the editor
    You'll have to play around in Tools -> Editor Options until you find something that you like.
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    I have MSVSC++ on my computer, should I stick with it?

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    Minus the minor lack of standards compliance(VC++ 6 at least) VC++'s IDE is top notch. I run both dev and VC++ on my comp VC++'s IDE is "smarter" but dev has pretty much the same features and well a better compiler
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    Is there even any proper working free C++ IDE for Windows aside from Dev-C++?
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    The MinGW Developer Studio web site has a nice set of links.

    >> I have MSVSC++ ...
    If you have it, learn how to use it. If you choose to try out another tool, learn how to use it as well. Then you'll be able to make a decision based on how you use the tools (and not others).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zach L.
    Bloodshed's Dev-C++ is only the GUI for a Windows port of GCC, which is my favorite compiler, so my vote goes to sticking with Dev.
    As mentioned abouve there is MinGW studio.

    I like MinGW studio better because

    1. Resource editor
    2. More stable than Dev-C++
    3. Far less indentation errors than Dev and MSVC++
    4. Many more

    I have used Dev-C++, MSVC++, Borlands stuff.. and my favorite is still MinGW studio.

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    MSVC 2005 Express has one heck of a good IDE if you can get it to work with their SDKs (haha, good luck).

    The VC++ suite have always had good IDEs.

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