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    MS code::blocks

    is this compiler good? i'm using dev-c++ and it has way to many bugs for me.
    is code::block free? if so where can i download it?



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    WhAtHA hell Is GoInG ON

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    It's an IDE. And yes, it is good. Especially if you use the nightly builds. Code::Blocks can be configured for several different compilers (it will try and detect if you have any of the supported ones installed. Since you are currently working with Dev-C++, it will certainly detect MinGW, which is the one shipping with Dev-C++.

    To get it, go to their home page. Scroll down the page and look for the nightly builds forum. Carefully read the instruction on one of the sticky posts on how to use it and then download the latest release.
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mario F.
    It's an IDE. And yes, it is good. Especially if you use the nightly builds. Code::Blocks can be configured for several different compilers (it will try and detect if you have any of the supported ones installed. Since you are currently working with Dev-C++, it will certainly detect MinGW, which is the one shipping with Dev-C++.

    To get it, go to their home page. Scroll down the page and look for the nightly builds forum. Carefully read the instruction on one of the sticky posts on how to use it and then download the latest release.
    Ok NOOB , i thought MS code::blocks was just anpther compiler, if it isn't what exactly is it?

    intergrated development environment<-but what does that mean?


    cheers
    Last edited by wart101; 12-14-2006 at 06:08 AM.
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    Code::Blocks is not from Microsoft.

    It's an IDE (Integrated Development Environment). It's the windows and buttons and whatnots that you click and write code in. The compiler itself is what is executed when you click compile, link or build. Most IDEs hide the compiler from view and show the results through their own interface, but it's there. On the case of Dev-C++ it's called MinGW and it's a windows port of the GNU GCC.

    Code::Blocks is no different. All compiler operations will be shown through its interface and you wouldn't know any better if someone hadn't told you about it
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wart101
    Ok NOOB , i thought MS code::blocks was just anpther compiler, if it isn't what exactly is it?

    intergrated development environment<-but what does that mean?


    cheers
    Well it's an IDE, (Itergrated development environment), it means it intergrates different tools and makes them work together, YOU IDIOT.
    WhAtHA hell Is GoInG ON

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    I was wondering, I use the nightly builds and when I upgrade, I restore all the plugins I uninstalled before (the useless stuff like koders and games, I was wondering if the share folder had upgrades or can I just skip them and only take the main directory.

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    Best to upgrade it all. It's, after all, just a matter of decompressing the zip file on top of the codeblocks folder

    It's quiet common for a new nightly build to include changes to the plugins. Hence them shipping with the nightly build.
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    I guess I'll download them once a month or something.

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    I do once a week usually. Although I have not been using codeblocks ever since I got into SlickEdit.

    I keep the last three zipped releases at all times. Do that or something similar, indigo. Sometimes a new release may introduce (it has before) bugs that render the whole thing unstable for a week or so.
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mario F.
    SlickEdit.
    Holy closed source batman!

    *opens wallet, bee flies out, starving and confused*

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    I know
    But it was worthed every penny. Trust me! It hurts for a while, but then it passes.

    EDIT: On a side note, it's the price of a weekend or two night's out.
    Last edited by Mario F.; 12-14-2006 at 10:37 AM.
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    I checked out the features animations. I guess if I was a real programmer I'd need some of that stuff. For now I'm fine with code-snippers and a busted auto-complete.

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