what's the best compiler out there?

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    what's the best compiler out there?

    Right now I'm using Dev-C but on another board I was advised to get a new one. What's the bets one to get?

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    CodeWarrior and Visual C++ are good.
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    Borland C++ Builder is a nice RAD (rapid application developement) tool .
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    The compiler you have (Dev-C++ uses MinGW) is a high quality compiler. The IDE is not quite as professional. So, if you're looking for a better compiler, you really don't have to (as most of them you will have to pay for). If you are looking for a better IDE then I would suggest MS Visual Studio.

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    You gotta be kidding me! Just two spots below this thread is a long thread about which compiler somebody should get. Hyperganon, please look to see if there are any recent thread about a topic already before you post a new topic. This will prevent us from having an abundance of the same repetitive threads.

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    I've searched a few sites for MCVC++ but I can't find it. Where can I downlaod it (For free)

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    You can't, legally.

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    add CarlosTheJackass to your aim list

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    I find that the best compiler is gcc for Linux.

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    I'm not going to be the first to point this out but there is no better compiler. It all depends on what you thing better is. Some like fast, some like flashy ide's, some want small exe's, others want fast exe's, others want a smart compiler...Well compilers certainly have come a long way over the years. I would say the mingw, cygwin, and msvc++ are my favorites. The most current Dev-C++ is a probably the best free C++ IDE out but VC++'s is the still champ there. It is a good idea to have several compilers and see what gives you the best results for your project.

    This is a stupid question to ask on the boards, by the way. It usually ends with an argument over how stupid one person thinks Borland's compilers are (that is usually me) and another saying otherwise--well maybe that hasn't happened yet. But you won't ever get a satisfactory answer.

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    Try using just a comman line compiler and a good text editor. Lately I have been creating two batch files, compile.bat that compiles and links everything and clean.bat which cleans all the object files from the director. Then I will just load notepad and edit my files, click compile.bat, then click on the executable it created.

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    I wish I had the money to buy a good IDE....sigh

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    I've been thinking about buying Codewarrior sometime in the near future, but I'm reluctant to buy it without trying it first. In fact I don't think I've even seen a screenshot of it. I went to the site for it, but I only remember finding a little bit of info about it's features. Maybe I should go have another look...

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    I spent $64 on Borland C++ Builder 6 Personal, never use it. I used it some at first, but I don't like it as much as I thought I would, I may try to set it up with Allegro, then I would use it. Most of the IDE is about the form editor, not the actual code editor.

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    Oh that sucks, Josh. Hey, did you ever get a 'showable' version of the IDE you were creating a while back? If so I wouldn't mind taking a look at it.

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