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    Hi,

    Want to learn C programming. Just downloaded C-free-5 as compiler. Is this good enough to learn and compile C codes?

    Suggestions appreciated.

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    I'm not sure I'd recommend an IDE that's 3 years old, costs money after a trial period, from a site with spelling mistakes, and it doesn't even come with a compiler!

    Binary releases - Code::Blocks
    The codeblocks-20.03mingw-setup.exe file includes additionally the GCC/G++/GFortran compiler and GDB debugger from MinGW-W64 project.
    It's an all-in package that will do everything you want, and won't cost you a dime.
    If you dance barefoot on the broken glass of undefined behaviour, you've got to expect the occasional cut.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    I'm not sure I'd recommend an IDE that's 3 years old, costs money after a trial period, from a site with spelling mistakes, and it doesn't even come with a compiler!

    Binary releases - Code::Blocks
    The codeblocks-20.03mingw-setup.exe file includes additionally the GCC/G++/GFortran compiler and GDB debugger from MinGW-W64 project.
    It's an all-in package that will do everything you want, and won't cost you a dime.

    I will try CodeLLBlocks.
    What about MS Visual C++ compiler?

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    Sure, Visual Studio Express is also a good choice.
    If you dance barefoot on the broken glass of undefined behaviour, you've got to expect the occasional cut.
    If at first you don't succeed, try writing your phone number on the exam paper.

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    Another option is Pelles IDE

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmkAlex View Post
    I will try CodeLLBlocks.
    What about MS Visual C++ compiler?
    Microsoft has problems with "staying inside the lines" when it comes to C. If you want to learn C++, MSVC is a great tool. If you want to learn C, I'd suggest you avoid MSVC until you have learned the language elsewhere. Otherwise, you will suffer from a tendency to drop C++-isms into your C code.

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