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    Question ANSI C IDE for WINDOWS 64-bit

    I need a ANSI C IDE for Windows 64-bit computer.
    I need it to be straight C, not some bizarre version or just C++, I also need to be able to create project integrating OpenGL and run it on a 64-bit platform.
    Does such an IDE exist, or am I going to have to go back to CodeWarrior on my ghetto Mac?

    If there is no such thing... I guess I could install Linux on my 64 bit comp... I really don't want to though.

    And of course, free=better.

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    Visual Studio "C++" supports C as well as C++ (just call the file "xx.c" instead of the "xx.cpp" and it will compile as C-code). There are also versions of gcc that compile for Windows target - gcc-mingw being the most frequently used one since it uses the MS provided C runtime library so you don't need a separate runtime library.

    For Visual C++, if you give the option /Za to the compiler, it will compile as STANDARD C (or C++) rather than allowing MS specific extensions.

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    Is Visual Studio C++ usable on a 64-bit processor?

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    Is google runnable on a 64-bit platform?
    Thanks for all the help.

    Does anyone know if Visual Studio Express supports OpenGL?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nerd__Magnet View Post
    Is google runnable on a 64-bit platform?
    Thanks for all the help.

    Does anyone know if Visual Studio Express supports OpenGL?
    I don't know if Google itself runs on 32 or 64-bit machines, but you can certainly use a 32-bit web-browser on a 64-bit Windows or Linux (at the very least in x86-64 and normal distributions of the OS's), so going to www.google.com (or .co.uk, .se, .za or whatever country you like to search in/from) would work fine.

    I don't see why Visual Studio would be causing problems with OpenGL. The only known issue with Visual Studio Express is that it's not got the Resource Compiler (and/or editor?), so you want to do advanced windows programs, you have to find another resource compiler or pay for one of the Visual Studio "pay for" versions.

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