What is the best C++ compiler?

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    What is the best C++ compiler?

    What is the best C++ compiler?

    Thank you!

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    Tell me you read this before posting your question
    Whats A Good Compiler?
    If you dance barefoot on the broken glass of undefined behaviour, you've got to expect the occasional cut.
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    Thats whats a good compiler, i just want the best compiler... so I can get the best out of my learning of CPP.

    But if it hurts you so much, sorry.

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    OK, so now it's the "best for learning".
    What do YOU mean by best?

    Most user interface toys to play with?, most compliant with the standards?, most expensive, least expensive?
    If you dance barefoot on the broken glass of undefined behaviour, you've got to expect the occasional cut.
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    Well, I dont mind about the cost as long as its worth the price.

    Whats the best to use, and not really hard to use but im not to bothered about that, whats the overall best though.

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    Bloodshed, nuff said.

    Till you start getting into bigger projects (Cos Dev-C++ in my opinion, sucks in project organisation...Or is it just me and I need a pretty UI to organise?hmmm) Dev-C++ is more than adequate.

    It's free.
    It's user friendly.

    Two aspects that are extremely important for a beginner programmer (Cost and Ease of use....Cos you don't want to be dragged down by the language AND the IDE both now, do ya!).

    Once you start needing to use better project managment skills (Using multiple files with code exceeding 2,000 lines), you'll find that Visual Studio.NET by Microsoft is a DREAM to work with!

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    Thanks, ill check it out.

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    >Bloodshed, nuff said.
    *sigh*
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    Got some beef with bloodshed or just don't like that it is gcc(minGW special) and not bloodshed
    Woop?

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    I have two compilersw, DevC++ and Microsoft Visual 2005 Beta. I use DevC++ for smaller projects and use Microsoft for larger ones, as Visual 2005 seems to be a much more proffesional looking IDE. I am in no way taking a dig at DevC++, as I still use it when I can. Like the others said, it is a great one to have to being the languauge with. The olny prob I had with it, it has no proper Debug mode on it, which is very important, as some projects do not link and build properly on it, although they still owrk ok if you get no compile errors. The main thing with the compiler of course, is making sure you know what the errors mean

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