Thread: C Windows Compiler

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    C Windows Compiler

    Hi there, I've decided to switch from linux/gcc compiler in an attempt to try some win32 api coding in Windows. The only problem is I don't know of any good compilers, and I'd prefer not to have to dl Visual Studio or w/e because i'm capped and it'll take all year :P, thanks!

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    You can use gcc (for example gcc-mingw) on Windows too.

    Of course, if you are actually wanting to use GUI windows programming, Visual Studio is probably a better option - it's very slick and easy to use. There is a free (as in free of charge - not free as in Open Source) version called Visual Studio Express.

    Compilers can produce warnings - make the compiler programmers happy: Use them!
    Please don't PM me for help - and no, I don't do help over instant messengers.

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    I second Visual Studio, but if you want other alternatives, here are some other IDEs:
    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've had a good experience with PellesC and LCC-win32
    now I use gcc-mingw

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