Thread: compiler independent programs

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    Question compiler independent programs


    Could anyone tell me how you make my programs independent of the compiler?

    I haven't been doing this too long but none of the programs I have made work unless opened with MS Visual C++ 6 which is what I used to make them.

    Any clues?

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    Unfortuneately what you want is nigh on imposssible. I do not know of any compiler that is fully ANSI compliant. Every compiler has its quirks. You can program in ANSI c++ and at best hope that your code will compile on other compilers without changes.
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    It's full of stars adrianxw's Avatar
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    >>> I do not know of any compiler that is fully ANSI compliant.

    Ain't that the truth!
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    Registered User Liam Battle's Avatar
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    well if you want to write code to work on multipul compilers and platforms, then you have to put precompiler statements saying which one is going to be compiled. ie:

    #define UNIX 2
    #define MSVC 1
    #define BORLAND 3

    #define PLATFORM = UNIX

    #if PLATFORM == MSVC
    //.. DO SOME CODE

    #if PLATFORM == UNIX
    //.. do some code

    //.. do some code

    if you compiled it then it would invoke only the UNIX code when it sends through the pre-processor.

    hope that answers your question

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