C++ Compiler??

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    What is the best compiler to use i am new i tried Microsoft visual c++ 2005 express and it really crappy. Any ideas. NOTE must be good enough to make huge games such as fullscreen games a compiler that can do it all?

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    I assume you are windows? What about VC++ 2005 do you consider crappy? It is generally considered to be one of the better IDEs available, and its compiler is also highly regarded.

    Other options include CodeBlocks and Dev-C++, although I'm not sure I would call them better.

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    i think becuase i have the express version do u have the link for the other version? that u use

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    I have the express version of 2005.

    I also use the professional version of 2003 for work, but that costs hundreds of dollars. Both 2003 and 2005 are good. 2005 has a lot of complicated options, but once you understand and get past those it has a lot of very useful features.

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    o well that might be why do u have any tuts or docs on functions on it? and thanks again

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    Rah33m: Please learn to type in English, not just internet speak. Using functions is the same in VS as it is in every other compiler. I leave it up as an exercise to you to find the tutorials on this site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rah33m View Post
    o well that might be why do u have any tuts or docs on functions on it? and thanks again
    I fail to understand the difficulty in using VS. Simply create a new project and hit Ctrl + F5 when you want to see the result. It builds your program and then it runs it if there are no errors.

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    I agree. MSVC++ 2003 which I use at uni is excellent. When I first started the course I used the 6.0 edition which was ok but error prone. 2005 express beta is excellent. The only thing you have to do is download and install the platform SDK if you want to use the win32 API features like Sleep() ect.

    DevC++ I have installed at home a long with code::blocks IDE. They both use the mingw compiler although with code::blocks you can install and use one of many with it. DevC++ STILL runs ok but is buggy, and does seem to cop out at the worst times, it's debugger is also one of worst out there.

    Stick with the advise and stick with 2005. If you want the best current compiler avaliable, you have it right now. Untill 2006 is released, it will proberley continue to be that.
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