Free Windows Compiler

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    Free Windows Compiler

    What's a free windows compiler (I guess I would need to dl) that is good to use? Thanks...
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    Try Bloodshed ....I use it when I cant get my hands on VC++

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    What's it like? Do you prefer it? I think I'm going to try it. Thanks, Fordy!
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    Borland is okay for getting started. But the one notable thing about all borland compilers is that if you ever use any other compiler you will suddenly realize that Borland compilers are not that great. Mingw is a fantastic compiler. The only drawback is that it is that it doesn't have support for all the windows libraries. The newest version of mingw is very good. I highly recommend it.

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    I'm not getting started, in fact I have quite a bit experience with programming the API. I just wanted to try something new. Is Bloodshed the IDE and the compiler?
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    Bloodshed is the IDE. Mingw is the compiler that comes with it. You can also download cywgin (or something like that) to use as a compiler. Bloodshed is a very easy to use IDE. That is why I like it.

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    I use Bloodshed's Dev-C++ IDE. It is pretty solid but not as stable as vc++. However, if you do d/l Dev-C++ you should also check mingw.org to make sure you have the most current version of mingw. Otherwise you may find yourself missing libraries and header files.

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    So that download (that you linked me to) is the Bloodshed IDE and the compiler?
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    The standard download includes the IDE and compiler.

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