Thoughts and views on Dev C++

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Thoughts and views on Dev C++

Posted 08 March 2008 - 05:27 PM

I just wanted a professional opinion on Bloodshed's Dev C++ Compiler. I've been using it and it seems to work fine for what I am doing so far. I just want to know if I should start to look elsewhere for a new compiler.

www.bloodshed.net/devcpp.html

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Re: Thoughts and views on Dev C++

Posted 08 March 2008 - 05:34 PM

I like Dev-C++ but a few days ago Code::Blocks released 8.02 and personally I find Code::Blocks to be an all together better IDE for your C++ needs.

http://www.codeblocks.org
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Re: Thoughts and views on Dev C++

Posted 08 March 2008 - 05:39 PM

Well, IMO, it does not always give you much information on compiler errors -- I am used to Borland or Microsoft error messages I suppose. It is a good general purpose compiler I have not really done any inspection of the code it generates or done any in depth optimization bechmarks... but it generates code that works well enough for me.

It is very popular. There are technical reasons for going with other compilers which may support more specific optimizations or special code generation for specific platforms etc. but if you are just learning then this compiler last you quite a while.
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Re: Thoughts and views on Dev C++

Posted 08 March 2008 - 05:40 PM

Thanks for the help!
Both of you.
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Re: Thoughts and views on Dev C++

Posted 08 March 2008 - 06:09 PM

I liked it, but linking and compiling DirectX stuff, much anything past a console program was a pain in my ass, so I bought MSVS
Bloodshed is still a good compiler though
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