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  • ^Dash^
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    Heyy..nice links..i checked them all out, and i realised that Borland C++ 4.51 is better for unix/win portability...i'll download some includes..and get on compiling..though VC++ is easy to use, it does not have a good portability from unix...(figures huh?)
    Anyways..for windows programming, i use Delphi 4 ...don't know seems much flexible (or easyer..not sure ) I only use c++ compilers 4 building my c programming friends sources..though, if i remember corectly, i started out with C++ builder.

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  • blackwave
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    Just an FYI for the anti-MS-MS-Windows programmers; you aren't required to use the MS wizards to create programs. You can indeed use notepad to create your code and compile it with the built in CLI without ever stepping into the GUI. Though if you plan to program for the win32 api, MS makes it a lot simpler to get more things done in less time. There is certainly a tradeoff depending on what you are building. Though the best usage of the IDE is the debugger which is often where most of the work is done.

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  • Grifter
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    Borland and MS products cost a lot of money, even with a student discount. They also do exactly what Chris was saying, throw in objects for good times. They are also huge programs, several CDs rather then a couple megs of zip file.
    Bloatware helps create bloatware.

    I also agree with OP, if you're a diehard *nix fan. Use cygwin and gcc.

    Dev-C++ works for me because it's basically notepad that compiles. No fancy BS, just me and the code. And that's how I want it.

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  • converge
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    yeah.. I've had problems with newer Borland bitching around and doing its own thing with the read marker of a simple .get().. when the same code in every other compiler was standard... was not impressed

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  • octalpus
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    Originally posted by Chris
    /me prepares for boos and hisses

    If I have to use a window C++ compiler I prefer Borland C++ 4.51. I find it to be better as far as portability to/from *NIX than later versions, also, I don't have to worry about any of the bullshit windows objects that VC++ and Borland C++ Builder throws in.
    /me gives the obligatory boos and hisses, for only one reason.

    I love the old Borland, and it's actually what I learned on. The only problem I had was that we learned with some of the Borland functions, and found very quickly that those aren't available anywhere else. So, if you're an experienced programmer and leave out the Borland crutches such as gotoxy(), I think it's a great compiler.

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  • Chris
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    /me prepares for boos and hisses

    If I have to use a window C++ compiler I prefer Borland C++ 4.51. I find it to be better as far as portability to/from *NIX than later versions, also, I don't have to worry about any of the bullshit windows objects that VC++ and Borland C++ Builder throws in.

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  • octalpus
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    Or, for the true Linux diehard...

    You can just use gcc in Cygwin. :-)

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  • Grifter
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    http://www.bloodshed.net/devcpp.html

    Best no bullshit Win32 C++ Compiler. I suggest you get Dev-C++ v4 since v5 is still beta and has some issues.

    Here's a screenshot:
    http://www.bloodshed.net/images/devcpp_scr.jpg

    And here's the download for v4:
    http://ftp1.sourceforge.net/dev-cpp/devcpp4.zip

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  • blackwave
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    If you are just looking for includes, such as using STL:
    http://www.stlport.org/download.html

    Microsoft Visual Studio (VC++) is pretty nice (especially if you intend on using MFC)... good luck finding anything better.
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/


    You always have Borland C++ Builder.
    http://www.borland.com/products/down..._cbuilder.html

    If you are looking for free c++ compilers try these:
    http://cs.engr.uky.edu/~keen/help/freecompilers.html
    http://www.freeprogrammingresources.com/cppcomp.html
    http://www.thefreecountry.com/compilers/cpp.shtml

    though if you find one that comes even close to MSVS, let me know...

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  • ^Dash^
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    Need C/C++ compiler for win32

    Hey !!
    Anyone know a good (i can't say 'very good' for obvious reasons--win32) C\C++ compiler...i mean a compiler with more header includes..like linux has 'cc' or 'gcc' or at least a website where i can find a .zip or something with lots of Includes
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