What is a good C++ compiler
Posted 20 October 2005 - 11:05 PM
Posted 20 October 2005 - 11:11 PM
Posted 21 October 2005 - 12:34 AM
- You start off by creating a new project (FILE MENU -> NEW -> Project)
- Then you choose the language you want to program in and the project type. Assuming C++ and a standard dos prompt program then you choose C++ project and "Console application"
- In the following dialog boxes and tabs seach for a ticker that says "empty project" next to it and make sure that is checked. Also make sure you are not creating a "static lib" or a "dll"
- Then you add a file to the project - (in the case of C++ you either add a header file or a souce file) and start programming as in any other compiler.
- You can link in libraries by writing this line in any file:
#pragma comment( lib, "libraryname.lib" )
If you're still confused about anything regarding the VC++ IDE then do ask, the basics are not that hard to learn and if you're going to be using the Windows platform then it really is the best IDE out there hands down.
Posted 22 October 2005 - 01:26 PM
Vexorian: Yes, Code::Blocks is indeed one of the best choices.
I personally use DevCpp.
Posted 22 October 2005 - 06:23 PM
Posted 22 October 2005 - 08:59 PM
That said, nothing beats VS' debugger
Currently working on: the 3D engine for Tomb Raider.
Posted 23 October 2005 - 12:42 AM
I see the big jumps between versions as making up for that :) Okay, so I just like it a lot..
Posted 25 October 2005 - 04:09 AM
How about Visual Studio + Visual Sidekick?
Posted 25 October 2005 - 04:36 PM
Posted 25 October 2005 - 07:41 PM
Really, C++ itself is a daunting language while you're learning it, but Visual C++ is not really the tough end of it. :) In fact, it's debugger is quite helpful, and it's docs are quite complete and relatively well written (I have beefs with their search mechanism, however. I advise using Google on the msdn website however).
Good luck! And ask plenty of questions. :)
Posted 26 October 2005 - 05:18 PM
That said, I haven't used all aspects of Valgrind, but I can't imagine it compiles code.
Posted 26 October 2005 - 10:31 PM
Indeed. I was just replying to .oisyn and bramz about debuggers. :-)
Posted 27 October 2005 - 07:42 PM
The other features are something that I surely miss on Windows. MS should implement something similar in Visual Studio.
Posted 15 December 2005 - 04:17 PM
Cygwin (Gnu C++)
Dj delore's C++
Gnu gcc source
The LLVM Compiler Infrastructure
Posted 15 December 2005 - 08:32 PM
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