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which compiler and editor to use

Posted 20 May 2010 - 11:27 AM

hey guys,
i am newbie in c and cpp,
well i am on x64 windows 7, so
i have a question which compiler/editor to use for c and cpp in windows 7.

i have visual studio 2010, but many of them say dont use this,.
i tried netbeans IDE, but cgywin is giving errors.
i tried bloodshed, but the project exe crashes.
i tried borland, but bloody software wont just run.
and turbo c, well, x64 windows doesnt support 16 bit software ;(

so can anyone suggest me a nice and easy software please :)

please and thank you

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Re: which compiler and editor to use

Posted 20 May 2010 - 11:32 AM

First, take note that a compiler and editor are not one in the same.

Second, Visual studio, Net Beans, Eclipse, or just a plain old text editor would work. Just really matters what your needs are. I use Net Beans at work and I am pretty happy with it. I've had experience using Eclipse and it is a little bit more mature than Netbeans (at this stage of the game). I've also heard great things about Visual Studio.

If you've got visual studio working, might as well use it. I will say that IDE's are probably more trouble than they're worth for quick/small projects.

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Re: which compiler and editor to use

Posted 20 May 2010 - 11:35 AM

i am trying to get used to visual studio as that is the best for windows out there.(as people also say)
but i also want to use netbean.
so can u please help me in configuing netbean,
i want to use any other compiler/make utility then cgywin as it gives me error. which one u prefer?
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Re: which compiler and editor to use

Posted 20 May 2010 - 11:40 AM

If you go here:

http://netbeans.org/...oads/index.html

You can download the C++ package which should come pre-configured to work with cygwin.
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Re: which compiler and editor to use

Posted 20 May 2010 - 12:27 PM

thank,
i downloaded it, i downloaded the cgywin, then i downloaded the gcc-core, gcc-c++, make, and gnu debugger for it, and from cgywin (total cgywin download was of 80 mb), and i configured netbean to run with it..
and i wrote a function hello world funciton..
first it have me "dosfilepath" warning, no i disabled those warnings, and now i only a error msg "exit terminal".

the typed prgram doesnt work..

can u help me?

please and thank you
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Posted 20 May 2010 - 01:35 PM

you shouldn't have to download all that stuff individually. The C++ package should come pre-configured with everything you need. Try uninstalling all of that stuff and just re-installing netbeans C++.
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Re: which compiler and editor to use

Posted 20 May 2010 - 02:01 PM

did that, now its asking me to set all those compilers.

i think i am doing osmethin wrong then,.,. here is what i did

1) downloaded netbean cpp one from netbean.org
2) downloaded java sdk (it asked during setup to continue)
3) installed java sdk
4) instakked netbean,
done.. this is what i did

see the error
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No suitable compilers were found on your system. The IDE needs a suitable set of compilers and other build tools in order to work correctly.

If you already have compilers on your system but they were not found, do one of the following:

1) Exit the IDE, add your compilers to your PATH environment variable, and restart the IDE.

2) Open the Build Tool dialog in Tools | Options | C/C++ | Build Tools and add your compiler(s) to the setup.

If you do not already have compilers on your system, do:

3) Download and install a suitable set of compilers and restart the IDE.

Visit http://www.netbeans....structions.html for further assistance in installing and configuring a build environment.
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Re: which compiler and editor to use

Posted 20 May 2010 - 02:23 PM

what problems are you having with visual studio?
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Re: which compiler and editor to use

Posted 20 May 2010 - 03:12 PM

nothing, its working fine,
but i also want to try other ones..
atleast one for backup, or knowledge..

i iwll be needing it next year for studies :)
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Re: which compiler and editor to use

Posted 20 May 2010 - 04:43 PM

well code blocks is a cross platform IDE and is widely used on Linux machines as well as Windows. If you looking into developing Graphical user interfaces (GUI's) then I would look into a QT by Nokia. It is a gui development kit that is cross platform.
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Posted 20 May 2010 - 10:56 PM

i dont think codeblock is for 64 bit windows 7,

i also installed codelite, and its asking me to install mingw, when i go to install that, it says, cannot connect to server
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Re: which compiler and editor to use

Posted 21 May 2010 - 02:43 AM

Some reading for you:
http://forum.mazzako...22643.msg788574

http://forums.codebl...aeedcb49&/topic,11842.0.html

http://stackoverflow...-with-windows-7

Several suggested ways to fix the Code::Blocks issues in Windows 7.

"Windows isn't done until nothing but MS software will run."
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Re: which compiler and editor to use

Posted 21 May 2010 - 10:20 AM

thanks, thank again :)
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