Thread: Stupid Question

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    Stupid Question

    I''m using the Visual C++ 2003 Toolkit, (which can be downloaded from the Microsoft site). I'm very new to this. To compile a program, do I just type the filename?

    Thanks (and sorry)

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    to compile a program you need a compiler download the free compiler DEV C++

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    You type
    cl filename.cpp
    That's assuming you want it directly to an exe and have all paths (PATH, INCLUDE, LIB) correctly set up.

    cgod, he already has a compiler.
    All the buzzt!

    "There is not now, nor has there ever been, nor will there ever be, any programming language in which it is the least bit difficult to write bad code."
    - Flon's Law

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    thanks... I was wondering about that. When I started learning BASIC I saved directly to .exe... it brought up a prompt box with random text, kept scrolling and creating text, and made a beeping noise. Pretty messed up.

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