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What program should I use?

Posted 23 December 2012 - 10:42 PM

Hi,
This is probably a very stupid question, but what program should I use to code C++?? I have just started out in C++(before I did Java, for that I used eclipse) and was wondering what the best/most suitable program is for me.
Thanks in advance
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Re: What program should I use?

Posted 23 December 2012 - 10:48 PM

We have a pinned thread on this. :)
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Re: What program should I use?

Posted 24 December 2012 - 01:43 AM

Turbo c is old but good you can also try it.I am sorry to post Turbo c since i was using it.

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Re: What program should I use?

Posted 24 December 2012 - 02:46 AM

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Turbo c is old but good you can also try it

First of all, he is asking for a C++ compiler/IDE, so why would a C compiler even be an option.
Second of all, turbo C is out dated, and the C language has changed since it's last update. You should stick to something that supports the current standard.

For C++ compilers, I recommend g++. For a C++ IDE, I have my biased opinion to hate them and prefer vim; however, some of the favorites are eclipse, code blocks, netbeans, KDevleop, and of course if your on windows I would recommend Visual Studio.
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Re: What program should I use?

Posted 24 December 2012 - 03:24 AM

As jjl said, you have to use a compiler that is compliant with the standards...

If you are used to with eclipse IDE, you can set it for C/C++ development(CDT) and install a MinGW compiler for it... Alternatively, you can use Code::Blocks IDE, which has MinGW optionally...

Personally I use a gcc compiler with Notepad++...
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Re: What program should I use?

Posted 24 December 2012 - 06:14 AM

View Postjjl, on 24 December 2012 - 02:46 AM, said:

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Turbo c is old but good you can also try it

First of all, he is asking for a C++ compiler/IDE, so why would a C compiler even be an option.
Second of all, turbo C is out dated, and the C language has changed since it's last update. You should stick to something that supports the current standard.


You can use C IDEs to program C++. Your best bet is to try each of them and see what suits you, as we all have our own personally choices when it comes to things like this. I prefer using a text editor and gcc, but that's just me. Start with Visual Studio, and if you don't like, try something else.
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Re: What program should I use?

Posted 24 December 2012 - 10:05 PM

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Turbo c is old but good you can also try it.

i think i have not given such bad advice.Since he was starting out with C so i told him to start with Turbo C.If i am wrong then why do any college or institute teach c++ for beginners in turbo c and not direct on vc++.

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 10:09 PM

Because some colleges adhere to outdated standards and poor practices, and certain professors are resistant to change. I think if you look around the forums, you will notice a number of students being taught poor programming practices. I've been there, done that in classes myself.
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Re: What program should I use?

Posted 24 December 2012 - 10:28 PM

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Personally I use a gcc compiler with Notepad++...

Can we use c-graphics of turbo c in these.Since i have decided to use gcc compiler and my platform is windows.

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Re: What program should I use?

Posted 24 December 2012 - 10:39 PM

> Can we use c-graphics of turbo c in these

No. Not only is it not supported by these compilers, it won't work on modern operating systems.

You really need to ditch the old tools and move into the 21st century here.

> Can we use c-graphics of turbo c in these

No. Not only is it not supported by these compilers, it won't work on modern operating systems.

You really need to ditch the old tools and move into the 21st century here.
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Re: What program should I use?

Posted 24 December 2012 - 10:47 PM

So please suggest what can i use for graphics.
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Re: What program should I use?

Posted 24 December 2012 - 11:31 PM

http://www.sfml-dev.org/
http://www.libsdl.org/
http://www.opengl.org/
http://zetcode.com/gui/winapi/
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Re: What program should I use?

Posted 25 December 2012 - 02:38 AM

View PostCY5, on 25 December 2012 - 10:28 AM, said:

Can we use c-graphics of turbo c in these.Since i have decided to use gcc compiler and my platform is windows.


I agree with Oler1s in this, you really have to learn the latest stuff, not 25+ years old technology...

But, if you are being taught turbo c graphics in school, and you need to learn them from exam point of view, there is graphics.h for a modern compiler...

WinBGIm will get your work done, download the files, google on how and where to put the files in your compiler's directory... And you are done!

PS: But you really don't need to waste your time learning turbo c graphics unless you need to pass the exams...

Also, I agree with macosxnerd101, they are resistant to change. Even I had such bad experiences, I have been taught 16-bit Assembly (IBM-PC 8086), turbo c graphics, and outdated courses, even the books are from 80s-90s...

That's it... :)
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