I couln't find a Newbies platform, so I hope you don't mind me putting my question here:
I am going to start programming in C++, mostly calculations, and in the end some simple graphical output (probably wire images, nothing fancy). If I understand correctly from forums and theory, the possible output depends on the compiler (true ?), so I would like to know which could be useful to me. Plus some compilers work better than others and I have no idea or experience for judgement.
I already installed Code::Blocks for an environment, which seems pretty straight.
And I tried cygwin, but that's just a fuzzy mess to me.
My OS is Windows XP, supposedly Microsoft offers a bunch of free C++ - compilers.
Your advice would be most kind.