Thread: A good compiler

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    A good compiler

    When I took a class to learn C programming I think one of my biggest problems was the compiler that the Professor made us use, just because it made it very difficult to debug code and contained no IDE. I want to continue learning more but I feel I will do better if I had a different compiler. So my question is what is a compiler you would suggest that is easy to use and of course free?

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    Speaking strictly, there's not a compiler in this world that comes with an IDE. Some IDEs (like visual studio) are very tightly bound to a particular compiler, while others (C::B, Eclipse as I understand it) are not and can be used with just about any compiler out there.

    For free compilers you can get gcc (with an IDE of your choice if you want one), or VS Express from MS.

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