C++ Newbie question
I have just got a book for learning C++, I need a simple and easy compiler to use for this, what can be recomended. I have tried the Borland 5.5, but this program is way over my head, I dont even understand the instructions and I have tried DJGPP, which looks simplier to use but keeps crashing in my OS (windows 2000). please help
have tried reading up on more documention about compiling, Funny thing is I buy a beginners book into C++, but I can teven get past the first chapter as I have no clue, and the book doesn't tell me how to compile and make and exe. Please help as I would like to learn this language and I think it is quite stink that I cant find any help on this.
Borland offers a free C++ compiler. It is a DOS command line compiler, but it works really nicely for beginning C++ programmers. You can get Text Pad from www.textpad.com and tie the free compiler into that program for a simple IDE.
Also, www.bloodshed.net offers a rather nice compiler called Dev (I think). It isn't ANSI, but it is also kind of nice. Another route it to use Linux and their free gcc, g++, or egcs compiler.
[This message has been edited by t048 (edited 06-25-2001).]
thanks, have sorted my problem and have decided to stick with Borland, I guess the program just had me confussed with the weird setup of it.
If I were you, I would stick to either BC, or Microsoft Visual C++. Borland has a great web site with lots of articles and docs.
I have Microsoft Visual C++ and it is pretty good.!! I can even program in opengl using the mesa libraries.!!
I like dev-c++ from bloodshed.net its free and is rather easy to use. (I had a student type version VC++ but lost its CD so I'm using this to learn with now. )
posted 07-09-2001 08:29 AM
Oops i ment to reply to the C++ Newbie post.
I got VC++ and a VC++ beginner book tried the first code in chap 1 and it had errors. the book said it would work. Went to the books website and dl the code still no good....
im learning Java now...and I really wanted to look into C++
Maybe Ill try that BC.
Posted for Vagabond due to a mis-post
VC++ is NOT C++
I'm fairly proficient with C++, most of it done on Unix in my CS classes. Picked up VC++ and sure it uses the same programming language, but then all the Microsoft Centric junk and awful wizards thrown on top.
I had a similar experience with VC++, and deleted about everything out of the program and then it worked.
anyway, my 2 cents
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