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    Stupid Question

    I''m using the Visual C++ 2003 Toolkit, (which can be downloaded from the Microsoft site). I'm very new to this. To compile a program, do I just type the filename?

    Thanks (and sorry)

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    to compile a program you need a compiler download the free compiler DEV C++

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    You type
    cl filename.cpp
    That's assuming you want it directly to an exe and have all paths (PATH, INCLUDE, LIB) correctly set up.

    cgod, he already has a compiler.
    All the buzzt!
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    thanks... I was wondering about that. When I started learning BASIC I saved directly to .exe... it brought up a prompt box with random text, kept scrolling and creating text, and made a beeping noise. Pretty messed up.

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