Compilers

Compilers

Post by Silent sphynX on Thu Apr 23, 2009 11:30 am
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I'm looking to see which compiler for C and C++ is best. I'm looking for one where you can access the include files easily for references.

Any suggestions?
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Re: Compilers

Post by mischief on Thu Apr 23, 2009 11:38 am
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the function of compilers is not to view headers, but to compile C++ into object code and then link it.

furthermore, if you want to see what's in a header, all you have to do is find the header, and open it in a text editor.
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Re: Compilers

Post by fiftysixer on Thu Apr 23, 2009 3:27 pm
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It appears what you want is a IDE. A compiler is just a program that turns your code into machine code.

From C for Dummies, 2nd Edition:
Compile and link! Compiling is the process of transforming the instructions
in the text file into instructions the computer’s microprocessor can under­
stand. The linking step is where the instructions are finally transformed into
a program file. (Again, your compiler may do this step automatically.)


Check out http://www.bloodshed.net/devcpp.html
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Re: Compilers

Post by damage_case on Thu Apr 23, 2009 11:48 pm
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If you mean an IDE, I would recommend Code::Blocks.
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Re: Compilers

Post by deaths_anomaly on Sun Apr 26, 2009 6:31 pm
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If you are in fact looking for an IDE, I would recommend Microsoft Visual 2008 C++ Express.

It has nice accessibility and is fairly good for beginners.
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Re: Compilers

Post by godofcereal on Mon Apr 27, 2009 1:52 am
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deaths_anomaly wrote:If you are in fact looking for an IDE, I would recommend Microsoft Visual 2008 C++ Express.

It has nice accessibility and is fairly good for beginners.


Its not beginner friendly... Use bloodshed as someone has posted already.
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Re: Compilers

Post by NightQuest on Mon Apr 27, 2009 2:52 am
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if you don't consider MSVC++Express to be noob-friendly, then how is Dev-Cpp/wxDev-Cpp any more noob-friendly?
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