Thread: IDE for C programming

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    IDE for C programming

    Hi guys, something confusing me and I want to understand it.

    once I open for instance Visual Studio 2019 for C/C++ programming , and start writing code on the IDE but still not compile it, so I just write words -code rows- like when I open word office and just start writing on the empty document .. , what's confusing me when I write on the IDE so the code that I write before compiling it will it be saved to PC or not , what's exactly confusing me like how the IDE can could remind me that there's error like writing x and not int x -data type x- so it works on virtual not on PC memory ... and here's my problem not understanding how IDE can note me that there's errors on my code before compiling my code, it sounds that IDE work on virtual and not on memory ..

    so Im not understanding how something virtual could works on PC although it's virtual and not found ... really weird . - I guess here's my miss understanding on the concept virtual in PC programming-

    I mean with Virtual - something that's not on PC memory-hardware- and still works on PC like writing code into IDE and IDE correcting you before compiling your code - still you file on virtual mode and not on PC-


    thanks

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    I believe you should stop thinking about how software does certain things and focus more on the learning aspect of the language. Once you understand how programming works, you'll be able to answer your questions yourself. To be able to compile your code, if that's the problem, read the Visual Studio documentation for setup of the VS C/C++ compiler. Consider using Code::Blocks for learning and practicing C/C++ because it's really light-weight and easy to use/setup and considered the go-to IDE for these languages. VS has a lot more features which cater to lot of different software developments needs, most of which wouldn't be needed for learning purposes. Wth is "virtual" supposed to mean? Stop thinking about how your "PC" does things in memory because even if explained, you wouldn't be able to make much sense of it anyway.
    "Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning." - Rick Cook, The Wizardry Compiled

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    Visual Studio is not running some type of virtual mode. Instead, it knows the acceptable syntax for C / C++ and also some common errors, so it will produce errors or warnings as you type in code.

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