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Can anyone suggest me a good compiler for(c/cpp) for windows?
I tried dev cpp but its debugging facility is very poor.

Jul 22 '07 #1
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Ajinkya wrote:
Can anyone suggest me a good compiler for(c/cpp) for windows?
I tried dev cpp but its debugging facility is very poor.
Try MinGW, it comes with GDB. You may also try one of the "free" Visual C++
Express Editions. There is also PellesC, DJGPP, and lcc-win32. DJGPP is not
strictly for Windows however.

Jul 22 '07 #2
Ajinkya wrote:
Can anyone suggest me a good compiler for(c/cpp) for windows?
I tried dev cpp but its debugging facility is very poor.
It depends very much on personal usage, so you should start by looking
up past reviews (e.g. Google), and start with some which don't involve
too much investment, at least in the trial stage. I use both ICL and
cygwin gcc, recognizing those are clear minority choices. Both are
available for free (30 day trial only for ICL). If you insist on full
GUI, you don't have many choices, so just try them.
Jul 22 '07 #3
In article <11************ **********@m37g 2000prh.googleg roups.com>,
Ajinkya <ka*********@gm ail.comwrites
>Can anyone suggest me a good compiler for(c/cpp) for windows?
I tried dev cpp but its debugging facility is very poor.
It depends what you want to do.

The obvious choice is the free MS Visual C++ 2005 express which is on
free download and is the easiest place to start with windows
development.
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Jul 22 '07 #4

"Chris Hills" <ch***@phaedsys .orgwrote in message
news:vv******** ******@phaedsys .demon.co.uk...
In article <11************ **********@m37g 2000prh.googleg roups.com>,
Ajinkya <ka*********@gm ail.comwrites
>>Can anyone suggest me a good compiler for(c/cpp) for windows?
I tried dev cpp but its debugging facility is very poor.

It depends what you want to do.

The obvious choice is the free MS Visual C++ 2005 express which is on free
download and is the easiest place to start with windows development.
Apart from some trivial command-line stuff, I have yet to achieve a single
working real program with that thing.

--
Free games and programming goodies.
http://www.personal.leeds.ac.uk/~bgy1mm

Jul 22 '07 #5
Malcolm McLean wrote, On 22/07/07 21:20:
>
"Chris Hills" <ch***@phaedsys .orgwrote in message
news:vv******** ******@phaedsys .demon.co.uk...
>In article <11************ **********@m37g 2000prh.googleg roups.com>,
Ajinkya <ka*********@gm ail.comwrites
>>Can anyone suggest me a good compiler for(c/cpp) for windows?
I tried dev cpp but its debugging facility is very poor.

It depends what you want to do.

The obvious choice is the free MS Visual C++ 2005 express which is on
free download and is the easiest place to start with windows development.
Apart from some trivial command-line stuff, I have yet to achieve a
single working real program with that thing.
Go and ask on a MS group how to use it. Others manage. Some seem to
manage with a lot of ease.
--
Flash Gordon
Jul 22 '07 #6
"Malcolm McLean" <re*******@btin ternet.comwrite s:
"Chris Hills" <ch***@phaedsys .orgwrote in message
news:vv******** ******@phaedsys .demon.co.uk...
>In article <11************ **********@m37g 2000prh.googleg roups.com>,
Ajinkya <ka*********@gm ail.comwrites
>>>Can anyone suggest me a good compiler for(c/cpp) for windows?
I tried dev cpp but its debugging facility is very poor.

It depends what you want to do.

The obvious choice is the free MS Visual C++ 2005 express which is
on free download and is the easiest place to start with windows
development.
Apart from some trivial command-line stuff, I have yet to achieve a
single working real program with that thing.
Why? Everyone else seems to manage it just fine. It's not too bad for
free.
Jul 22 '07 #7

"Richard" <rg****@gmail.c omwrote in message
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"Malcolm McLean" <re*******@btin ternet.comwrite s:
>"Chris Hills" <ch***@phaedsys .orgwrote in message
news:vv******* *******@phaedsy s.demon.co.uk.. .
>>In article <11************ **********@m37g 2000prh.googleg roups.com>,
Ajinkya <ka*********@gm ail.comwrites
Can anyone suggest me a good compiler for(c/cpp) for windows?
I tried dev cpp but its debugging facility is very poor.

It depends what you want to do.

The obvious choice is the free MS Visual C++ 2005 express which is
on free download and is the easiest place to start with windows
development .
Apart from some trivial command-line stuff, I have yet to achieve a
single working real program with that thing.

Why? Everyone else seems to manage it just fine. It's not too bad for
free.
I seem to spend hours putting Chinese hats on identifers and taking them off
again, just to get it to compile a simple window. Though I have had moments
of glory, such as when I coaxed it into putting "Hello world" where I wanted
in a window, it still insists on adding stdafx.h to my portable ANSC C
files, complains about string functions, and things like that. Whilst I can
do little things, and it is kind of fun to play with all the windows and
form tools for your "solution", I don't see how you can work like that for
real.

--
Free games and programming goodies.
http://www.personal.leeds.ac.uk/~bgy1mm
Jul 22 '07 #8
santosh wrote:
Ajinkya wrote:
>Can anyone suggest me a good compiler for(c/cpp) for windows?
I tried dev cpp but its debugging facility is very poor.

Try MinGW, it comes with GDB. You may also try one of the "free" Visual C++
Express Editions. There is also PellesC, DJGPP, and lcc-win32. DJGPP is not
strictly for Windows however.
But let's do give DJGPP its due. Way back when, Richard Stallman was
asked for a port of GNU C for PC's he opined that it couldn't be done. A
young guy, DJ DeLorie, said "The hell you say!" and went to work.

That all started in the early '1990's as I recall. I got into it at v2
in 1996. DJGPP didn't then and doesn't now know anything about Windows.
It is a DOS program which creates DOS programs. These DOS programs run
perfectly well under the ntvdm.

http://www.delorie.com

--
Joe Wright
"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler."
--- Albert Einstein ---
Jul 22 '07 #9
Malcolm McLean said:
>
"Richard" <rg****@gmail.c omwrote in message
news:50******** ****@gmail.com. ..
<snip - Malcolm has been struggling with Visual C>
>Why? Everyone else seems to manage it just fine. It's not too bad for
free.
I seem to spend hours putting Chinese hats on identifers and taking
them off again, just to get it to compile a simple window.
Why? It's just C. Anyone can write a Win32 C program, yes?
Though I
have had moments of glory, such as when I coaxed it into putting
"Hello world" where I wanted in a window, it still insists on adding
stdafx.h to my portable ANSC C files,
Every single bloomin' time you create a project, your first job is to
switch off pre-compiled headers. Do that, and stdafx.h should stay out
of your hair.
complains about string
functions, and things like that. Whilst I can do little things, and it
is kind of fun to play with all the windows and form tools for your
"solution", I don't see how you can work like that for real.
People do, you know - and it isn't as hard as you're trying to make out.

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Email: -www. +rjh@
Google users: <http://www.cpax.org.uk/prg/writings/googly.php>
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