What is the best FREE C++ Compiler?

I was wondering which free c++ compiler was the best, and if there are any good debugging or other free c++ utilities that i can get. I am just now trying to learn c++ and don't know very much so any suggestions or help will be greatly appreciated.


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  • : I was wondering which free c++ compiler was the best, and if there are any good debugging or other free c++ utilities that i can get. I am just now trying to learn c++ and don't know very much so any suggestions or help will be greatly appreciated.

    Try out DJGPP (www.delorie.com/djgpp/). It's a 32-bit DOS port of the GCC compiler. DJGPP also has a great game programming library called Allegro which is at http://www.talula.demon.co.uk/allegro/.

    You can also try LCC-Win32, a free Windows compiler which idSoftware used for Quake III (LCC-Win32 was not made by isSoftware). You can find it at, http://www.cs.virginia.edu/~lcc-win32/.

    -Xotor-


  • I agree that DJGPP is probably the best 32 bit C++ compiler that is free. If you want an IDE you can get RHIDE (to give it an interface, et cetera).

    Or try out Dev C++ 4.0 (it does have a lot of bugs with certain API's), it is decent. You can get it at http://www.bloodshed.net/



  • Hey thanks a lot you guys. I'm going to go get all of those now :)


  • : I was wondering which free c++ compiler was the best, and if there are any good debugging or other free c++ utilities that i can get. I am just now trying to learn c++ and don't know very much so any suggestions or help will be greatly appreciated.
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    This depends on what kinda programs you wanna build.. DOS/Windows... Active X... Direct X... Open GL... etc... I personally like VC++ 6.0... you can get the VC++ 6.0 introductory edition off the internet somewhere if you hunt. Your other options are Borland C++ and DJGPP.. DJGPP is free and I don't know abou borland... Go look for VC++ 6.0 Intro Edition... <<<WICKET>>>


    URL:http://www.wicketware.com

  • Yes, borland 5.5 (no IDE) is free. It cannot really be compared to the BCB versions though, which you do pay for.


  • : I was wondering which free c++ compiler was the best, and if there are any good debugging or other free c++ utilities that i can get. I am just now trying to learn c++ and don't know very much so any suggestions or help will be greatly appreciated.
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    I think DJGPP, with no doubt !



  • I have been thinking about it, and I might just dish out some money for Visual C++ 6.0. Everyone I have talked to thinks that it is 10 times better than the rest. And I have some extra money. Once again thanks for all of the advice, I'm going to start coming here regualarly since you guys are so helpful.


  • Any product you pay for better be better than a free one =P.



  • I am looking myself but who did you talk to that said viual C++ is 10 times beter than the rest? here is a comprehensive article on deciding on a programming language.
    http://209.35.83.42/bdug/articles/whatlanguage.htm
    It seems to imply that Borland is the best but there are more visual C++ jobs (microsoft thing). does anyone have a strong arguement against this? I am looking to program as a hobbyist and am actually considering Delphi as well.



    : I have been thinking about it, and I might just dish out some money for Visual C++ 6.0. Everyone I have talked to thinks that it is 10 times better than the rest. And I have some extra money. Once again thanks for all of the advice, I'm going to start coming here regualarly since you guys are so helpful.
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