I'm a new C++ programmer, so I don't really know what compiler I should be using. Right now, I'm just practicing on free trials, but I'm only thirteen so I don't have the kind of money I need to buy one. Free trials are working for now, and I've learned the basics with them, but I need to find something permanent. If anyone knows a good compiler to use, please tell me.
Sorry I forgot to mention my operating system, somehow I always end up forgetting that that's important. I use windows XP
This post has been edited by Flamefeather: 08 July 2010 - 03:54 PM
If that doesn't work for you, you can try Dev Bloodshed. Funny name, simple-to-use compiler/editor. It's great too because it doesn't hint at syntax which makes me have to work for it more for it. It's really good to learn those things on your own and makes you a better programmer in the end.
wow maybe I should try Code::Blocks.. I'm a use a linux/unix machine pretty often.. so I use Cygwin when on a windows machine. Notepad++ w/ a basic GCC/G++ compiler. Does anyone know if there's an IDE that acts somewhat like Java's eclipse, in the way it can see syntax errors on the fly w/ suggested solutions?
I used to use code blocks, and loved it at the time...until visual studio blew me away. currently i use visual studio 2008 professional with visual assist...a little pricy but for free you can look up visual studio 2010 90 day trial... 3 months free of the current best IDE. I reinstall Windows on a monthly basis anyhow, so you can just keep using the trial over and over
This post has been edited by Splatocaster: 09 July 2010 - 08:48 PM
We're going way off-topic here, but instead of wiping your system clean and reinstalling (That's a very old-fashioned way to do things) you might think about investing in some Hard disk imaging software, then you can restore everything with a quick reboot and a couple of clicks (I use Acronis, which can restore my C: drive into a good clean state with all my 'essentials' on it - takes about 15 minutes)
Better still, run anything 'destructive' on a VirtualBox image, then you can take a snapshot and restore as soon as you destroy something.
This post has been edited by Bench: 10 July 2010 - 01:03 AM