Which compiler do you use????

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    Which compiler do you use????

    I donīt want to start a war just get I perspective view of which compiler programmers use theese days??? I donīt want to spend time learning just one when professional people use something else and must learn everything once more time when I start working. Which is the best compiler and why???

    Thx in advance

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    The only professional Compiler on the market today is Visual C++. The others just don't have all the features it has. Borland has no Unicode support for example. So it's out for professional use.
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    Cool Compiler

    I use Microsoft Visual C++ Standard Edition because I can't afford Professional or Enterprise. So far it has been pretty good and easy to use and for $109 I would advise you to go find a copy.
    (It was hard for me to find Standard Edition anywhere but online stores!!)
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    I use MSVC++ Enterprise; quite good, but a tad pricey. Having used several different compilers I think that MSVC++ is the best you can get at the moment.

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    Post Compiler

    Another good thing about MSVC++ is that when you buy it it comes with a smaller version of Introduction to MSVC++ 6.0 Standard by Ivor Horton. And it comes with a C++ tutorial by Ivor Horton.
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    The only professional Compiler on the market today is Visual C++. The others just don't have all the features it has. Borland has no Unicode support for example. So it's out for professional use.
    Standard vc++ does not optimize. http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/de...r_optimize.asp

    This is all to shame because borland has a free optimising compiler, g++ is free and optimizes, and intel c++ has a for non-commercial free compiler which optimizes.

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    what about through the project settings tab?

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    Post I know

    Yeah that is the problem with MSVC++ Standard, I got $320 for Christmas so I am upgrading!!!!!!!!
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    what about through the project settings tab?
    Nick's correct, the Standard edition won't optimise. However, the original question was about professionally used compilers, not the best free/cheap ones. I doubt MSVC Standard edition is used much profesionally.
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    Standard vc++ does not optimize.
    Might be true. However, which professional would use the standard version ? Borland has a nice free compiler. But as a professional you don't need it free. You need it to do the job. All of the job. Not just one part for free.

    And one additional remark: for professional work, the debugger is essential. Learn to use it as soon as possible, it saves hours and days of time. We see countless "my program crashes... why ?" questions on the boards. Those answering are no wizards. Either they spotted it, or, more likely, run it through a debugger. A debugger is your friend. Learn to use it.
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