I've been messing around with some SDL tutorials and have come across something quite bizarre (at least to me)
In this tutorial I get to part 7 (the bit where you go into the parameters tab in Dev-C++) and I copy and paste the text he puts into the linker like he says. The program compiles and everything is fine and dandy.
It occurs to me that I don't really want to have to go to that web page every time I want to program in SDL so I decide to commit the text which I pasted into the linker box to memory.
I start a new project, type it all into the linker and it doesn't compile (tells me it can't find a reference to the SDL functions). Hmmm, I check again (against the website) to make sure I've typed it in correctly and I have done.
I open the old project which compiled and compiled it again and it's still working fine.
So I copy and paste the text into the box from the site (back in the current project now) and it compiles!
I've checked dozens of times that the text I'm typing into the box is exactly the same (down the to spaces, cases etc) and it is. Only it will only compile if I copy and paste it from the site into the box, not type it!
Does anyone have any idea as to what could be going on here?