Best free IDE for C++?

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    Quote Originally Posted by drrngrvy
    Check out Eclipse. It is cross-platform, OSS and has plugins for loads of different languages. It seems pretty good.
    I use eclipse for python development. Last time I checked (a good while ago) the CDT wasn't that hot. Has it improved?
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    Eclipse, i would NOT USE IT! i just hate it.

    use Dev C++ for almost anything.

    if you need to do MFC, i would suggest a Microsoft Compiler.

    Dev C++ dose not work with DirectX at ALL, if you want to use it get a Microsoft Compiler, MSVC 2005 epress is free, but it dosent come with any windows includes, what is up with that, i would suggest MSVC 2003 .NET, i is just amazing, but i of course got it pratically for free from college so if you can GET IT, if not good luck.

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    >> it dosent come with any windows includes, what is up with that

    You are supposed to download them separately.

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    it is still hard to get working properly

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    Eclipse looks a bit gaudy, but I was thinking of trying to migrate since I'm not interested in being l33t enough to use emacs and, as brilliantly efficient as it is, VS not being cross-platform is very annoying and not being able to use it like any standard compiler is equally bad. I'm totally oblivious to the ways of making a multifile project on something like gcc. That's bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7stud
    Yeah, it's tough to get it to work the way you want. My recent attempts were frustrating, and I abandoned it.
    umm.. I don't find anything frustrating about Dev and I think it is a very good IDE.

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    yea gcc is like the most global thing in the world ever, but if you are trying to make anything big, you will kill your self becouse gcc is just plain stupid. Emacs, another headach you just dont need, i hate emacs with every fiber of my being and i will not stop untill i have sucsessfully destroyed every instance of it, and any one who defends it, so that the world can move on and our brains can finnaly relax.

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    Sure you are going to have to use something like MSVS for a professional 500,000 lined project, but Dev is good for just about anything else.

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    i never said anything bad about Dev C++ but gcc is not the same thing, it is a black screen where you cant backspace or do anything, i thing we were talking about different things. gcc is a very global thing, but it is gay

    for the record Dev C++ is the just GREAT. i have always loved it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by homeyg
    Sure you are going to have to use something like MSVS for a professional 500,000 lined project...
    Why?
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    becouse 500,000 lines was alot last time i check my chart of big numbers. You of course dont have to but if you are sane and want to retain that sanity you will use something made to make your life easyer, like MSVC

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    is devc++ still in the works? it looks like there lastest release, which is a beta at that, is now over a year old?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rv5
    is devc++ still in the works? it looks like there lastest release, which is a beta at that, is now over a year old?
    No they come out with new releases frequently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by loopshot
    becouse 500,000 lines was alot last time i check my chart of big numbers. You of course dont have to but if you are sane and want to retain that sanity you will use something made to make your life easyer, like MSVC
    I repeat. Why is MSVC the only compiler adequate enough to handle large programs? What is it about all the other compilers/IDEs/editors that makes them completely inadequate?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChaosEngine
    why not just get the free Visual C++ 2005 IDE?

    The compiler is one of the best out there and I've yet to see anything come close to the debugger.
    would i have to uninstall MV C++ 6 if i want to install that?
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