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Visual Studio 2004 Enterprise

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i got a copy of visual studio 2004 and its wrecking my head. it keeps trying
to force me to use wizards to do stuff. all i want is to be able to compile
ansi standard c on windows, and then port it to linux to run on a web
server.

so my question is, does visual studio support ansi c, or just c++ and c#?
coz it doesnt seem to be compiling my great 'hello world' program that im
doing in my 'standard c for dummies in 24 hours in a nutshell' book


Nov 14 '05 #1
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"John" <ce***********@iol.ie> wrote in message
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i got a copy of visual studio 2004 and its wrecking my head. it keeps trying to force me to use wizards to do stuff. all i want is to be able to compile ansi standard c on windows, and then port it to linux to run on a web
server.

so my question is, does visual studio support ansi c, or just c++ and c#?
coz it doesnt seem to be compiling my great 'hello world' program that im
doing in my 'standard c for dummies in 24 hours in a nutshell' book


This newgroup is not about specific compilers... Having said that, try "cl
foo.c" from the command prompt.
Nov 14 '05 #2

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"Jonas" <jo***@ijpsdfnlksdfhjsdf.se> wrote in message
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"John" <ce***********@iol.ie> wrote in message
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i got a copy of visual studio 2004 and its wrecking my head. it keeps

trying
to force me to use wizards to do stuff. all i want is to be able to

compile
ansi standard c on windows, and then port it to linux to run on a web
server.

so my question is, does visual studio support ansi c, or just c++ and c#? coz it doesnt seem to be compiling my great 'hello world' program that im doing in my 'standard c for dummies in 24 hours in a nutshell' book


This newgroup is not about specific compilers... Having said that, try "cl
foo.c" from the command prompt.

Nov 14 '05 #3

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In article <zt********************@newsb.telia.net>,
jo***@ijpsdfnlksdfhjsdf.se says...
This newgroup is not about specific compilers... Having said that, try "cl
foo.c" from the command prompt.


Better yet, get djgpp or Dev-C++ for Windows instead. It'll be very
similar to gcc when it comes time to port to Linux.

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Nov 14 '05 #4

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"Randy Howard" <ra**********@FOOmegapathdslBAR.net> wrote in message
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In article <zt********************@newsb.telia.net>,
jo***@ijpsdfnlksdfhjsdf.se says...
This newgroup is not about specific compilers... Having said that, try "cl foo.c" from the command prompt.


Better yet, get djgpp or Dev-C++ for Windows instead. It'll be very
similar to gcc when it comes time to port to Linux.


Or you could just get Cygwin which is a suite of development tools including
a UNIX emulation layer. Gives you gcc [et al.] as well as userland tools
such as tar, bash, sed, nano, etc...

Tom
Nov 14 '05 #5

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Tom St Denis wrote:
"Randy Howard" <ra**********@FOOmegapathdslBAR.net> wrote in message
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Better yet, get djgpp or Dev-C++ for Windows instead. It'll be very
similar to gcc when it comes time to port to Linux.


Or you could just get Cygwin which is a suite of development tools
including
a UNIX emulation layer. Gives you gcc [et al.] as well as userland tools
such as tar, bash, sed, nano, etc...


....or he could just save himself a lot of heartache by installing Linux now
rather than later. :-)

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Nov 14 '05 #6

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"John" <ce***********@iol.ie> wrote in message news:<ec*********************@news.easynews.com>.. .
i got a copy of visual studio 2004 and its wrecking my head. it keeps trying
to force me to use wizards to do stuff.


you've been reading that Harry Potter book again haven't you? ;)
Nov 14 '05 #7

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gswork <gs****@mailcity.com> scribbled the following:
"John" <ce***********@iol.ie> wrote in message news:<ec*********************@news.easynews.com>.. .
i got a copy of visual studio 2004 and its wrecking my head. it keeps trying
to force me to use wizards to do stuff.
you've been reading that Harry Potter book again haven't you? ;)


Wasn't there some sort of boy whose favourite catchphrase was "wizard!"?
Used as an adjective. In a non-Harry-Potter book.
Bonus points to anyone who can identify where this quote comes from:
"Right! Orf we go! Contact! Jolly good show. Wizard, what?"

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gswork <gs****@mailcity.com> scribbled the following:
"John" <ce***********@iol.ie> wrote in message news:<ec*********************@news.easynews.com>.. .
i got a copy of visual studio 2004 and its wrecking my head. it keeps trying to force me to use wizards to do stuff.

you've been reading that Harry Potter book again haven't you? ;)


Wasn't there some sort of boy whose favourite catchphrase was "wizard!"?
Used as an adjective. In a non-Harry-Potter book.
Bonus points to anyone who can identify where this quote comes from:
"Right! Orf we go! Contact! Jolly good show. Wizard, what?"


Er ... "Biggles invokes Undefined Behaviour" ?

Nov 14 '05 #9

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In article <bt**********@titan.btinternet.com>,
do******@address.co.uk.invalid says...
...or he could just save himself a lot of heartache by installing Linux now
rather than later. :-)


By far the best suggestion... :-)
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Nov 14 '05 #10

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Joona I Palaste <pa*****@cc.helsinki.fi> scribbled the following:
gswork <gs****@mailcity.com> scribbled the following:
"John" <ce***********@iol.ie> wrote in message news:<ec*********************@news.easynews.com>.. .
i got a copy of visual studio 2004 and its wrecking my head. it keeps trying
to force me to use wizards to do stuff.
you've been reading that Harry Potter book again haven't you? ;)
Wasn't there some sort of boy whose favourite catchphrase was "wizard!"?
Used as an adjective. In a non-Harry-Potter book.


Now I remember, that was supposed to be Anakin Skywalker in "The Phantom
Menace".

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Tom St Denis wrote:
"Randy Howard" <ra**********@FOOmegapathdslBAR.net> wrote in message
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Better yet, get djgpp or Dev-C++ for Windows instead. It'll be very
similar to gcc when it comes time to port to Linux.
Or you could just get Cygwin which is a suite of development tools
including
a UNIX emulation layer. Gives you gcc [et al.] as well as userland tools such as tar, bash, sed, nano, etc...


...or he could just save himself a lot of heartache by installing Linux

now rather than later. :-)


Yeah cuz, hehe, snort, Linux is like the shiznitz.

I like linux just as much as the next guy but there are certain cases where
windows still wins [e.g. Laptops].

Tom
Nov 14 '05 #12

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to********@iahu.ca says...
Yeah cuz, hehe, snort, Linux is like the shiznitz.

I like linux just as much as the next guy but there are certain cases where
windows still wins [e.g. Laptops].


Strange, runs fine on my laptop.

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Nov 14 '05 #13

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Randy Howard <ra**********@FOOmegapathdslBAR.net> writes:
In article <S%*******************@news04.bloor.is.net.cable.r ogers.com>,
to********@iahu.ca says...
Yeah cuz, hehe, snort, Linux is like the shiznitz.

I like linux just as much as the next guy but there are certain
cases where windows still wins [e.g. Laptops].


Strange, runs fine on my laptop.


I have an idea, let's have a Windows vs. Linux flameware.

Somewhere else.

(Followups redirected appropriately.)

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