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What is the best free Win32 C++ compiler available ?
Oct 2 '06 #1
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You can test Bloodshed Dev-C++ or Visual C++ 2005 Express Edition.

Hope this help.
John wrote:
What is the best free Win32 C++ compiler available ?
Oct 2 '06 #2

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John wrote:
What is the best free Win32 C++ compiler available ?
Dev C++, IMO

--renato
Oct 2 '06 #3

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John wrote:
What is the best free Win32 C++ compiler available ?
It entirely depends on what your requirements and purposes are.

Cheers! --M

Oct 2 '06 #4

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Dnia Mon, 02 Oct 2006 13:34:24 +0100, Renato Golin napisa≥(a):
John wrote:
>What is the best free Win32 C++ compiler available ?

Dev C++, IMO
Dev C++ is not a compiler.

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C makes it easy to shoot yourself in the foot; C++ makes it harder, but
when you do, it blows away your whole leg. - Bjarne Stroustrup
Oct 2 '06 #5

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John wrote:
What is the best free Win32 C++ compiler available ?
check out this list
http://www.compilers.net/Dir/Free/Compilers/CCpp.htm, in the old days
borland and watcom were well respected next to the already mentioned
microsoft and bloodshed offerings

Oct 2 '06 #6

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SirMike wrote:
Dnia Mon, 02 Oct 2006 13:34:24 +0100, Renato Golin napisa≥(a):
>John wrote:
>>What is the best free Win32 C++ compiler available ?
Dev C++, IMO

Dev C++ is not a compiler.
I know, but that would lead him on the right path.

Saying gcc (or mingw) would lead to the next question: how can I get it
and than how can I write code, etc etc. Dev C++ does all that and bring
you the best compilers as a gift.

A purist answer should be Gnu gcc / mingw.

--renato
Oct 2 '06 #7

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John wrote:
What is the best free Win32 C++ compiler available ?

The best free compiler available is almost certainly GCC or
Mingw. However I think (from the way you asked the question)
that what you're really after is an Integrated Development
Environment (IDE), which provides a compiler (or choice
thereof) and editor and a nice graphical interface between
them, as well as perhaps a debugger and maybe even
interactive help.

My own personal choice of free IDE (after shopping around
fairly extensively) would be the stunning but apparently
little-known (*) Code::Blocks; the most popular choice seems
to be Dev C++, recommended by several other people already.

Hope that helps,

Tom

(*) Regular posters here: why is this? I've read this ng
on and off for a couple of years and never once seen
Code::Blocks even mentioned. Is there something deeply
wrong with it that I haven't yet noticed? I found it much
more polished and easier to use than Dev C++, with some
outstanding bells and whistles in the way of auto code
generation etc.
Oct 2 '06 #8

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Tom Smith wrote:
(*) Regular posters here: why is this? I've read this ng
on and off for a couple of years and never once seen
Code::Blocks even mentioned. Is there something deeply
wrong with it that I haven't yet noticed? I found it much
more polished and easier to use than Dev C++, with some
outstanding bells and whistles in the way of auto code
generation etc.
Never heard of it but also I don't code for Windows so much. I've used
Dev C++ to help my wife to learn C for college and that was what our
college suggested for Windows.

Apart from that, I've used Borland C++ Builder and liked very much but
today I'm looking for the cleanest possible and that's why I haven't
found yet (unfortunately) a better editor than VI.

Kdeveloper seems to be the best IDE for linux now (even for non-KDE
programs) better than Eclipse and Gnome alternatives. Dev C++ is much
cleaner than Borland and Visual C++ and used MinGW, that's why I liked.

This one you suggested seems nice, though, and it seems to run under
Linux, what's even better! Will try that, thanks for the tip!! ;)

--renato
Oct 2 '06 #9

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John wrote:
What is the best free Win32 C++ compiler available ?
Yes, but only recent versions. See a recent thread about what.

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Salu2
Oct 2 '06 #10

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John wrote:
What is the best free Win32 C++ compiler available ?
Digital Mars C++

-Walter Bright
www.digitalmars.com C, C++, D programming language compilers
Oct 2 '06 #11

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After downloading all the Visual whatevers at Microsoft, I must say
that Visual C++ Express Edition is good.

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Renato Golin wrote in message <45**************@gmail.com>...
>SirMike wrote:
>Dnia Mon, 02 Oct 2006 13:34:24 +0100, Renato Golin napisa≥(a):
>>John wrote:
What is the best free Win32 C++ compiler available ?
Dev C++, IMO

Dev C++ is not a compiler.

I know, but that would lead him on the right path.

Saying gcc (or mingw) would lead to the next question: how can I get it
and than how can I write code, etc etc. Dev C++ does all that and bring
you the best compilers as a gift.

A purist answer should be Gnu gcc / mingw.

--renato
Uh, 'gcc' is the GNU 'C' compiler. You MUST mean 'GCC' (GNU Compiler
Collection, that includes gcc **and** g++.) <G>

I to suggest Dev-C++ with the MinGW (GCC port) package.
It gets you up-n-running upon installation, and you can later point the IDE
to other compilers, or other IDEs to MinGW.

I've been trying out 'MinGW Studio' on win98/Debian GNU. It's a little thin
on features at current stage, but, I like 'thin'! [ if you like 'complex',
get Emacs!! <G]

--
Bob R
POVrookie
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Dev-C++ IDE: http://www.bloodshed.net/
MinGW (GNU compiler): http://www.mingw.org/
MinGWStudio http://www.parinyasoft.com/
wxWidgets URL: http://www.wxwidgets.org
V IDE & V GUI: http://www.objectcentral.com/
Quincy IDE 2005 URL: http://pipou.net/down/Quincy2005Project.zip
POVray: http://www.povray.org/
alt.comp.lang.learn.c-c++ faq:
http://www.comeaucomputing.com/learn/faq/
Get "Thinking in C++", 2nd ed. Volume 1 by Bruce Eckel
(available for free here. You can buy it in hardcopy too.):
http://www.mindview.net/Books/TICPP/...ngInCPP2e.html
Alf P. Steinbach's "Pointers" document:
http://home.no.net/dubjai/win32cpptu...ters/ch_01.pdf
Oct 3 '06 #13

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(*) Regular posters here: why is this? I've read this ng
on and off for a couple of years and never once seen
Code::Blocks even mentioned. Is there something deeply
wrong with it that I haven't yet noticed? I found it much
more polished and easier to use than Dev C++, with some
outstanding bells and whistles in the way of auto code
generation etc.
I also find Code::Blocks much more polished and also much more complete
than Devc++. When code::blocks development started, developer had in
mind to fill the hole of devc++.

In my opinion, Code::Blocks is from far, the best free IDE for win32
platform, though It also exists for Linux and MacOS, as it is developed
with multi-platform tools like wxWidgets, tinyXML and many more...

In addition, Code::Blocks developer community is very active, with
development snapshots ( nightly builds) released almost everyday.
Trying is adopting it. I have been programming with devc++ for a long
time, because i didn't want to use MS's one. One day, i found myself
looking for another IDE because of the annoying limitations of devc++
like : no workspace management, code completion works when it wants
(and that's not often...). I felt on Code::Blocks and idn't change my
mind. Devc++ projects (as MS's ones) can be imported into. You can use
it with any compiler because all the tricky stuff like creating the
command line for this compiler is already done.

No, I'm not a code::blocks developer, but i simply can't understand why
is it staying unknown...

I think you should try :
www.codeblocks.org

Oct 3 '06 #14

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