help with a really basic question

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    help with a really basic question

    Hi,
    I've already learned how to do basic programming in C++ and understand all the basics. I want to go a step further now and based on this website I was going to explore OpenGL. I was reading the tutorial and RoD provided a "hello world" in windows programming.

    For programming C++, I used Secure Shell SSH and would just open a c++ file with an editor (emacs helloworld.cc). Can I use this program to do windows programming as well and how would I do that, or do I need something completely different?

    Thank you...

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    Unless I'm mistaken emacs is an editor, you can use any edit to edit source code. But when it comes to compiling the code you will need a compiler for the platform your coding for in this case windows.
    Some windows compilers are
    Bloodshed DevC++
    Microsoft Visual C++
    and Borland C++

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