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    Help with Eclipse IDE

    Hi guys, I am really rusty at C programming and looking to restart my interest in programming.

    My work laptop wont let me download visual studios, I get some error that says encryption threshold has been reached when I try to install it, from the work virus checker.

    So i thought I would look into some other favourite IDEs and saw Eclypse was the second most widely used.

    I tried a basic hello world program just to get the ball rolling and get a feel for how to run a programme before I start getting into making anything more interesting, but the program won't run.

    Can anyone figure out what the error means and why the program wont run?

    Help with Eclipse IDE-eclypsehelloworldissue-jpg
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    Eclipse is just an IDE.
    It doesn't come with a compiler, hence the "g++ not found in PATH" messages.

    If you want an all-in-one complete package, try code::blocks.
    Binary releases - Code::Blocks and get codeblocks-20.03mingw-setup.exe
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    How can I install the compiler?

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    codeblocks-20.03mingw-setup.exe is an all-in-one package.
    You just install it, and you get the compiler, debugger, editor all wrapped up for you.

    There is nothing else needed to start writing code.
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    Ok i will give blocks a go then, thanks.

    Can it handle python also?

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    Quote Originally Posted by David_Baratheon View Post
    Ok i will give blocks a go then, thanks.

    Can it handle python also?
    There is a old Python Plugin that you likely will need to build in order to use; I have no idea whether the plugin is very good.

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    Ok I have installed CODE::BLOCKS now and did the version with MINGW so that I have a GCC compiler installed on my machine also.

    So How would I compile code in eclipse using the compiler I have just installed? Would be good to see how to "link" an IDE to a compiler if it didn't come pre-installed with one.

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