Best free IDE for C++?

This is a discussion on Best free IDE for C++? within the C++ Programming forums, part of the General Programming Boards category; Originally Posted by loopshot yea gcc is like the most global thing in the world ever, but if you are ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by loopshot
    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.
    Oookaaaayyyy....

    Quote Originally Posted by loopshot
    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.
    What do you mean, so our brains can finally relax? What about Emacs doesn't let the brain relax?

    Quote Originally Posted by loopshot
    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,
    GCC is a compiler, not a screen, by the way. Just so you know.
    There are 10 types of people in this world, those who cringed when reading the beginning of this sentence and those who salivated to how superior they are for understanding something as simple as binary.

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    As much as you guys attempt to live in your own reality, the true reality is that MS is and will be king for a long time. Do yourself a favor and use their tools, especially when they make them available for free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nvoigt
    Really great for DirectX programming...

    hmm, I guess you don't look into the linux programming forum here then.

    with the headers for directx, you can program in linux using directx, you just have to test on windows.

    du-oh, linux does allow for cross platform compiling even, as long as you have the sources for the libs needed.

    I could build an app on linux to run on windows, if the sources were not coded to be linux only.

    so yup, linux is the ultimate ide, and can be used for directx programming.
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    If the average user can put a CD in and boot the system and follow the prompts, he can install and use Linux. If he can't do that simple task, he doesn't need to be around technology.

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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?
    it's an open source project originating in the linux world. Those are in an eternal beta state (once they get out of alpha state after 100 release candidates of beta 1 after a decade or so).

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    Quote Originally Posted by InvariantLoop
    would i have to uninstall MV C++ 6 if i want to install that?
    no, but why wouldn't you want to get rid of that dinosaur?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba
    As much as you guys attempt to live in your own reality, the true reality is that MS is and will be king for a long time. Do yourself a favor and use their tools, especially when they make them available for free.
    and especially if you ever want to make a living creating desktop software as a professional.
    For Unix based background stuff you will get by with gcc (but NOT DevC, learn VI instead), for professional C++ based client development MSVC is where the money is (in fact I've never seen a single professional organisation use DevC, it's purely a hobby tool).
    Borland and Intel have a following as well, but aren't available free of charge (Borland is, but only a 6 year old commandline compiler).

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