Thread: Technical question about IDE and its compilers. I'm thinking about change.

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    Question Technical question about IDE and its compilers. I'm thinking about change.

    1st.: I have got a dev c++ IDE. If I replace it with another one, it's sure that the new one will be able to run my sourcecodes?

    2nd: I could see in a thread, that somebody has the same IDE and has the same problem with the wcout (?class), namly dev don't know it, nor can be used wchar_t type.
    He advised that download STLport's library. I've done so. But readme after readme I have to admit that it too complicate to me. I would have to compile the header files, and matters what kind of IDE you have, that is, it is not a simply plugin or patch file. I'm stuck.
    Once I will try out.

    3rd:So I hesitate between Code:Blocks and Eclipse.

    Though it isn't the most importont wchar_t type yet, but I noticed that dev since 2005 hasn't been updated. Bloodshed Software - Providing Free Software to the internet community

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    If you write standard C++ code, then any compiler will be able to compile it.
    FYI, Visual Studio supports wchar natively, if you want to use it without hassle.
    Quote Originally Posted by Adak View Post
    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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    I highly recommend the express edition of Microsoft's C/C++ compilers. They offer more features than the others, are free, easy to setup, have a very good debugger, and have a very nice interface. The only reason I would not choose them over the others is if I intended on doing cross platform development. However, that is also mostly myth as Microsoft's compilers are perfectly capable of creating cross-platform code and MSDN warns you when a library function/method is Microsoft specific.

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