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C/C++ compilers recommendations please help

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I wonder if you can help me.

I am looking at getting back into programming after a break of a number of
years and wonder if anyone knows of a decent free C/C++ compiler that uses a
graphical interface (IDE) rather than text and command line prompts.

Does anyone know of a decent free C/C++ compiler as described above?

If you do not know of a free compiler that has a graphical interface, do you
know of any other sort of decent free C/C++ compilers?

I hope you are able to help.

I appreciate any help or information given.

Thanks
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On Sun, 15 Aug 2004 14:17:41 +0100, "Neil Hindry"
<n_nospam_hindry@_nospam_hotmail.com> wrote:
I wonder if you can help me.

I am looking at getting back into programming after a break of a number of
years and wonder if anyone knows of a decent free C/C++ compiler that uses a
graphical interface (IDE) rather than text and command line prompts.

Does anyone know of a decent free C/C++ compiler as described above?

If you do not know of a free compiler that has a graphical interface, do you
know of any other sort of decent free C/C++ compilers?

I hope you are able to help.

I appreciate any help or information given.


There is Eclipse with the CDT plug-in which you can use as a front end
to various compilers (it doesn't have its own compiler):

http://ww.eclipse.org/cdt

As to compilers, there are:

(1) completey free:
gcc
msvc toolkit
borland command-line

(2) almost free:
digital mars (can be downloaded ... I believe you can order a CD,
which also has its own IDE, for about 30 US-$)
comeau (needs a C compiler as back end, and isn't free, but costs less
than 50 US-$, and is the most ISO/ANSI-compliant C++ compiler
available)
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Jul 22 '05 #2

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"Neil Hindry" <n_nospam_hindry@_nospam_hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:41*********************@news.zen.co.uk...
I wonder if you can help me.

I am looking at getting back into programming after a break of a number of
years and wonder if anyone knows of a decent free C/C++ compiler that uses a graphical interface (IDE) rather than text and command line prompts.

Does anyone know of a decent free C/C++ compiler as described above?

If you do not know of a free compiler that has a graphical interface, do you know of any other sort of decent free C/C++ compilers?

I hope you are able to help.

I appreciate any help or information given.


Sure. The Digital Mars C/C++ compilers are free for the command line tools,
and $29 to add on the IDE.

-Walter
www.digitalmars.com
Jul 22 '05 #3

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If you want to program you'd be better off springing for the $100 to get a
copy of Visual C++

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...tware&n=229534

Then, as per the first reviewer who actually knew what he was talking about,
download the free toolkit to get the better compiler.

You could also download the free toolkit and then use it with another IDE.
Google should be sufficient in finding one that is free.

Ben

"Neil Hindry" <n_nospam_hindry@_nospam_hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:41*********************@news.zen.co.uk...
I wonder if you can help me.

I am looking at getting back into programming after a break of a number of
years and wonder if anyone knows of a decent free C/C++ compiler that uses a graphical interface (IDE) rather than text and command line prompts.

Does anyone know of a decent free C/C++ compiler as described above?

If you do not know of a free compiler that has a graphical interface, do you know of any other sort of decent free C/C++ compilers?

I hope you are able to help.

I appreciate any help or information given.

Thanks
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"Neil Hindry" <n_nospam_hindry@_nospam_hotmail.com> wrote in message
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I am looking at getting back into programming after a break of a number of
years and wonder if anyone knows of a decent free C/C++ compiler that uses a graphical interface (IDE) rather than text and command line prompts.


Some people use Dev-C++; you can download it for free at www.bloodshed.net

It uses a Mingw port of GCC as its compiler. It can also be used in
combination with Cygwin or any other GCC-based compiler, and runs on Windows
95 or better.

//mike tyndall
Jul 22 '05 #5

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Neil Hindry napsal(a):
I wonder if you can help me.

I am looking at getting back into programming after a break of a number of
years and wonder if anyone knows of a decent free C/C++ compiler that uses a
graphical interface (IDE) rather than text and command line prompts.

Does anyone know of a decent free C/C++ compiler as described above?

If you do not know of a free compiler that has a graphical interface, do you
know of any other sort of decent free C/C++ compilers?

I hope you are able to help.

I appreciate any help or information given.

Thanks


If you are running linux you might have a look at

anjuta.sourceforge.net
www.kdevelop.org

Ales
Jul 22 '05 #6

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