Whats better, C-Free or Dev C++??

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    Whats better, C-Free or Dev C++??

    since i've several problems with dev c++, i decided to look for a new IDE... i found this one called c-free which is very similar to dev C++. i heard lots of people say dev c++ is the best free IDE out there but this one seemed pretty good to me; now I dont really know because i'm new to c anyways so im wondering
    which one is better...

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    I think it's more of a question of what your preference is, and what problems exactly you have experienced using Dev-C++. I have not used C-Free but one limitation it has is that it is shareware rather than freeware like Dev-C++, so you will have to pay for it after the trial period. I am also new to C, but I find that compiling and running C in almost any environment other than Windows saves headaches. I use OS X and Linux to do my programming; I find that using the shell is much more intuitive and gives you much more power and flexibility over your programs. Just MHO.

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    Hmm maybe you should try Code::Blocks.

    http://www.codeblocks.org/

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    How about MinGW and a text editor? I suggest Crimson Editor.

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    I recommend TextWrangler for Mac.

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    Ive heard that GNU gcc is not ANCI compliant, is that true? Can it made to be ANCI compliant with just commandline switches?

    Also Ive heard a lot of people say Anjuta is a really good IDE. Can someone tell me what advantages it has?

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    American National Standards Institute.

    > Ive heard that GNU gcc is not [ANSI] compliant, is that true?
    Lies.

    > Can it made to be [ANSI] compliant with just commandline switches?
    There is an ansi switch.
    $ gcc -o foo foo.c -Wall -ansi -pedantic
    That will catch most of the problems that conflict with the default standard GCC compiles under. You can explicitly switch GCC to a different standard by using -std=c99 for instance.
    http://gcc.gnu.org/onlinedocs/gcc/In...l#Invoking-GCC

    > Also Ive heard a lot of people say Anjuta is a really good IDE. Can someone tell me what advantages it has?
    You should read the features page from the Anjuta web page, and make the decision. You can ask for our opinion but it is still good to have an frame of reference.
    Last edited by whiteflags; 07-06-2006 at 10:11 PM.

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    lol i thought it was C- "FREE" ....

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    ummm my c-free doesnt require you to pay... it just says that debugging and something else you cant use but thats it.

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    That's a shareware version. You really can't do much with C-Free if you allow the shareware license to expire. Some of the more important features will be disabled.

    There's an actual free version. But it's a much older version.

    Dev-C++ seems to me a much better option. That or Code Blocks.
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    Actually, there's not a single C++ compiler out there that is completely compliant with the ANSI and ISO C++ standards.
    GCC is better than most, though.
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