Results 1 to 12 of 12
  1. #1
    Member Scott9027's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    NC

    C/C++ Compiler/Linker

    I am looking for a Windows based C compiler/linker (not sure on the terminology) to use while I am taking an online course in C programming. Something user-friendly (if that exists) would probably be good, as I don't have any experience and will be learning with it. If anyone has any suggestions I would like to hear them. Freeware alternatives are also appreciated.

  2. #2
    Member Showstoppermd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    hawaii
    My classes required the use of visual studio, but i understand borland is ok too.
    Rig 1 :generic case with modified exos wc
    2.4c@3.4 on asus p4c800
    2*512 muskin lvl II 3500 using 3:2 divider
    radeon 9800 pro < stock timings:\
    vcore 1.6v, vdimm 1.7

    Rig 2:
    4400+ toledo 2.6(260*10)
    asus a8n-sli premium
    2x1gb crucial ballistix tracer pc4000
    antec p-180
    2 xfx 7800gtx sli
    ocz powerstream 600

  3. #3
    Member Scott9027's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    NC
    Ok, those are the two which my class mentioned as examples, so I assume they will both be pretty good choices. Any other options out there? Anything free for a poor student?

  4. #4
    Member Showstoppermd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    hawaii
    You might want to ask the professor. A lot of universities have a msdn account which will you allowed to download and use the visual studio stuff.
    Rig 1 :generic case with modified exos wc
    2.4c@3.4 on asus p4c800
    2*512 muskin lvl II 3500 using 3:2 divider
    radeon 9800 pro < stock timings:\
    vcore 1.6v, vdimm 1.7

    Rig 2:
    4400+ toledo 2.6(260*10)
    asus a8n-sli premium
    2x1gb crucial ballistix tracer pc4000
    antec p-180
    2 xfx 7800gtx sli
    ocz powerstream 600

  5. #5
    Member Scott9027's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    NC
    Thanks for your help!
    Rig In Transit:->
    ASUS M4A78-E
    AMD PII 945
    OCZ Platinum 4GB
    XFX HD-4890
    Patriot Warp 32GB
    CORSAIR 550VX
    Antec 300
    Acer X233

  6. #6
    Registered mackica's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    You can also try DevC++ it's freeware.

  7. #7
    Computational Oncologist / Biomathematician / Moderator on Vacation, Ph.D.
    macklin01's Avatar
    10 Year Badge
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Pasadena, CA
    Folding Profile Heatware Profile
    http://www.mingw.org -- Paul

    Also, I'm moving this to Programming tips/tricks.
    My heatware (macklin01)

    Need image I/O for your science apps? Try EasyBMP

    My biomedical research: Mathematical Cancer Modeling & Simulation

    I'm on vacation as a moderator as I devote more time to my faculty position.
    Thank you for your understanding if I don't respond to your PM. -- Paul

  8. #8
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Xanadu
    @macklin01: never suggest pure mingw to new users. plain and simple gcc will overwhelm them. Give them a nice, easy to use IDE like Dev-C++: successes will happen MUCH faster and their motivation won't go down.

  9. #9
    Computational Oncologist / Biomathematician / Moderator on Vacation, Ph.D.
    macklin01's Avatar
    10 Year Badge
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Pasadena, CA
    Folding Profile Heatware Profile
    That's a good point. (Although I found it to be the opposite. When I was just learning, I found the unnecessary clutter and overhead for VC++ projects confusing when compared to a simple hello.cpp with an easy compile command: g++ -o hello hello.cpp. I think VC++ may be less confusing for large projects, but for simple projects, it seems to have more clutter that may be confusing when only the C++ basics are necessary. At that early point in the game, it may be easy to confuse C++ learning with MS VC++ IDE learning. i.e., what's actually part of learning the language, and what's part of learning to use this complex program?) Thanks -- Paul
    My heatware (macklin01)

    Need image I/O for your science apps? Try EasyBMP

    My biomedical research: Mathematical Cancer Modeling & Simulation

    I'm on vacation as a moderator as I devote more time to my faculty position.
    Thank you for your understanding if I don't respond to your PM. -- Paul

  10. #10
    Member Scott9027's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    NC
    I'll take a look at mingw and compare the two. Thanks for your help!

  11. #11
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Xanadu
    Get Dev-C++ from www.bloodshed.net. It's a full IDE and a mingw compiler in the same package.

  12. #12
    Member Scott9027's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    NC
    Thanks!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •