Thread: Mac user new to C

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    Mac user new to C

    I am a Mac user who mostly does graphics and animation. I'm taking a C class at school and I need to find out what software I need in order to work at home (in OSX). At school, (on the PC) we used Word Pad to type the code, then we use Cygwin or some .Net thing to compile it. Are there Mac versions of these softwares available? This is my first programming class, so I have absolutely no idea about this stuff. If anybody could help me out, that would be awesome.

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    With OS X, you can use gcc to compile.

    "The computer programmer is a creator of universes for which he alone is responsible. Universes of virtually unlimited complexity can be created in the form of computer programs." -- Joseph Weizenbaum.

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    if you're on 10.3 use xcode along with the interface builder to make for example carbon applications if you're on 10.2 or earlier use prodject builder, those are really great IDEs. Which comes free with the system.
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    if you're interested in programming for mac's may I refer you to macnn.

    the forums there are very good, esp the developer forums, everything from cocoa to c and perl and a whole bunch of other flavors.

    also, just fire up terminal and start coding, you are under a bsd kernel after all (10.1 and higher anyway).

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    They are using Word Pad for programming? Dear god!

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    Thumbs up

    I was able to get my first few assignments done using the gcc command in the terminal window. X-Code took me a while to figure out how to set up a project for C. But I figured it out now, and it's working good for me. Thanks for the help. I'm sure I'll be back for more...

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