Help on compiling code

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    Help on compiling code

    Hi there,

    Recently I have download dev c++ and I`m finding really good fun.

    However I recently wrote some code and wanted to keep changing it around but at the same time keep my old code saved in seperate file. The problem was though that when the compiler compiled my new code it ran the program as if my old code was still in it even though I had cut a function out of it, the compiler still thought it was there, can anybody help at all on this issue as I`m jus a bit curious, it was almost like a ghost in the machine, freaky.

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    are you sure it's looking at the new code, and not that saved seperate file?

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    Sounds to me like you failed to spot an error message when you compiled your new program, and you just ended up running the old one again without realising it.
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    The problem was though that when the compiler compiled my new code it ran the program as if my old code was still in it even though I had cut a function out of it, the compiler still thought it was there, can anybody help at all on this issue as I`m jus a bit curious, it was almost like a ghost in the machine, freaky.
    I've had this happen many times. If you have an executable running, then it isn't overwritten and you don't get an error message.

    One way to fix it is to check the option "Minimize while executables are running", which doesn't let you restore Dev-C++ until the your program has exited. Another way is to just make sure no programs of yours are open.

    If none of the above work, delete the executable. (If it doesn't let you delete the executable, the executable is still running.)
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    cheers I`ll give it a try

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