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    Newbie Question.

    Hello! I have choosen to learn C++ at last after being an Expert in Visual Basic, I wanted to do more then just apps. and small games. I own Borland C++ Builder 6 and Visual C++ 6.0 which came with the VS 6 I got for Visual Basic.

    I wanted to know what I should be using? Borland? or VC++? This isn't another one of those VS's, I read somewhere on here that Microsoft Compilers work a lot diffrently then others and don't support any new code.

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    borland is a good compiler and if you already have builder then I would use that. The only other compiler I have used is Dev-C++ which also is ok but pretty sketchy with random numbers.

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    Alright! I better install it then. I cannot wait to get started on C++! I was woundering though in Builder how do you make the IDE look a lot better, not all apart?

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    Dev-C++ isn't sketcy with random numbers... what are you talking about?

    I'd definately recommend Dev-C++, it uses the MingW port of the GCC compiler, which is native to linux (and is the defacto standard for compilers IMO)
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    So Dev-C++ over Borland C++ Builder 6? I already own Borland C++ Builder 6 so should I go with dev anyways?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dimirpaw
    So Dev-C++ over Borland C++ Builder 6? I already own Borland C++ Builder 6 so should I go with dev anyways?
    Definetly, Dev-C++ is free (and I'd use it over Borland) too. Make sure to get the newest version (even if its beta).
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    There is also another compiler called code::blocks, I tried it and it works pretty good, it has more options and less "sketchy" as dev C++ , but I went back to Dev C++ because of its simplicity. Dev C++ i would have to say is better than borland or VC++, well anyways go for Dev C++, if you dont like it go back to another.

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    Ok I'll give Dev C++ a shot, if I dislike it I'll go back to borland, but I'm not going to use VC++ anytime soon.
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