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#1 Flamefeather  Icon User is offline

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Need a good free compiler

Posted 08 July 2010 - 01:51 PM

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

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Re: Need a good free compiler

Posted 08 July 2010 - 01:55 PM

I always recommend Code::Blocks, it hasn't failed me yet!
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Posted 08 July 2010 - 02:04 PM

I like Microsoft's Visual C++ express edition.

Visual Studio 2010 Express
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Re: Need a good free compiler

Posted 08 July 2010 - 02:09 PM

It might help if you mentioned which OS you were developing with ;)

Linux has built in compilers like gcc :)
Windows, VS 2010 is an IDE that comes with the Microsoft C++ compiler...it's pretty nice.
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Re: Need a good free compiler

Posted 08 July 2010 - 02:53 PM

i second code::blocks

edit:i just realized that should be one of those "Favorite" things, you know like favorite gaming system, favorite car.

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 02:59 PM

I agree with Code::Blocks, it's always worked really well for me.

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 03:51 PM

Code blocks seems pretty popular, I'll give that one a try. Than's for your input, it really helps! :)
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Posted 08 July 2010 - 09:51 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.
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Posted 09 July 2010 - 09:56 AM

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?
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Posted 09 July 2010 - 08:46 PM

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

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Posted 09 July 2010 - 08:58 PM

if you have the choice of using visual studio ...DO IT

It has the best debugger by far
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Re: Need a good free compiler

Posted 09 July 2010 - 09:37 PM

View PostSplatocaster, on 09 July 2010 - 06:46 PM, said:

I reinstall Windows on a monthly basis anyhow, so you can just keep using the trial over and over


Way off topic here but why on earth do you reinstall Windows on a monthly basis?
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Posted 09 July 2010 - 09:52 PM

LCC-Win32 will also be a good choice.It has many new features as well many extensions to C language.
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Posted 09 July 2010 - 10:12 PM

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I reinstall Windows on a monthly basis anyhow, so you can just keep using the trial over and over


wtf...why?
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Re: Need a good free compiler

Posted 10 July 2010 - 01:01 AM

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.

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