dev-C++ or code::blocks?

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    dev-C++ or code::blocks?

    I have being using Dev-C++ but have beeb told that code::Blocks is better.Should i switch?Is it ok to have the 2 IDE's on 1 pc?

    Im happy enough using Dev-C++ but again i only have a basic understanding of c++ at the moment and havent even started using a lot of the features in the compiler,

    any pointers(excuse the pun) much appreciated,

    labmouse

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    dev-c++ is no longer in development, while codeblocks is. Use any ide you like, personally I prefer visual studio.

    But for beginners the ide doesn`t matter, it might also confuse you because there are to much things together and you don`t know exactly how the ide is doing all this. Even to start with a standard editor and command line compiler is a good idea. An ide can follow later.

    I don`t see any good reason against more then one ide on one comp. You can try as much as you want. Them all don`t fight against each other. Just the project files are most times not compatible with each other.

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    DevC++ is no more!!! The latest one is called wxDevC++! Nice IDE!!!!
    But CodeBlocks is much better!!!! Just an incredible IDE!!!! Awesome!!! Highly customizable! Do not forget to use the latest nightly build to get the latest features!

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    Holy cow!!!!!

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    Yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Seriously, there is not point to repeat punctuation marks at all times. You can do this at some points for better emphasis, but all time is pointless.

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    I use both: (wx)DevCpp for small things (mostly single file) and C::B for larger projects.
    I might be wrong.

    Thank you, anon. You sure know how to recognize different types of trees from quite a long way away.
    Quoted more than 1000 times (I hope).

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    I haven't tried wxDevCPP but you can't beat nightly imrpvements that Code::blocks has. While I only use the most basic of features, it has a ton of customization and is getting pretty big

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    I would not want to use an IDE that was changing nightly. When Code::Blocks has a final stable release I would use that. If you're doing any serious programming you don't want to take the risk of a bug or regression stopping you from getting stuff done. If you're not doing serious programming, then it's fine to test out the latest builds.

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    True, but there will always be a latest stable build you can revert or stay with.

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