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    Starting C++ - questions

    Hi, I am planning to start C++, and I have just downlaoded the program below..

    http://www.download.com/Bloodshed-De...ml?tag=lst-4-4

    Is bloodshed dec c++ a good program?

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    yes, it gives you a good start. you don't have to compile programs from the command line, just push F9. And the program itself looks nice.

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    Use it as an inductory tool, but when you get efficent and want to code somthing big like a game for example, I highly recomend somthing else. Bloodshed software have discontinued devc++ production, 4.992 begin the final version. It still is a very good IDE with a standard compliant compiler, but it also has a few bugs which are bound to show their faces sooner or later.

    I recomend when u switch go with MS or code::blocks is quite good too
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    Dev C++ is the perfect starting IDE, so good choice. When you're ready to move on to multi file or OOP, then you'll want to switch to something like Code::Blocks.

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    I recomend when u switch go with MS or code::blocks is quite good too
    What exactly are MS or code::blocks? Pardon me please, I'm the ultimate beginner here..
    Thanks..

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    MS is Microsoft. they have now a free IDE http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/visualc/aa336404.aspx

    CodeBlocks: http://www.codeblocks.org/
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    Quote Originally Posted by tauschke
    Hi, I am planning to start C++, and I have just downlaoded the program below..

    http://www.download.com/Bloodshed-De...ml?tag=lst-4-4

    Is bloodshed dec c++ a good program?
    i'm still a noob but and i have been programming c++ for 2 years now, i started with this programm and i still use it, it's simple to use and is great for a beginner
    WhAtHA hell Is GoInG ON

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    Hi, Dev-C++ is what i'm using right now. I like it; it's a good program.

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    If you use Dev-C++, be sure to read this:
    http://faq.cprogramming.com/cgi-bin/...&id=1043284385
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    Quote Originally Posted by swgh
    I recomend when u switch go with MS or code::blocks is quite good too
    Never trust anyone who recommends Micro$haft tools!

    ...Microsoft (which means extremely small and flacid!) has a nasty habbit of ensuring that their software runs only on their platforms and those that they choose to support, such as Mac OS. You won't find Word for UNIX, for example.

    If you want STANDARDS conformant tools, stick with GNU. Just be sure not to use any of the GNU extensions in your code.


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    Visual Studio Express is one of the most ISO/ANSI standard compliant compilers you can get for C++.

    > Just be sure not to use any of the GNU extensions in your code.
    Which is true of any compiler, if you care about portability.

    GNU is no different from MS in that the default behaviour is in "extension mode"
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    If you use Dev-C++, be sure to read this:
    http://faq.cprogramming.com/cgi-bin/...&id=1043284385
    don' forget:


    system("PAUSE");

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    Yeah, if you want to be non-portable. Better options are in the link.
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