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C compiler

Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2006 9:59 pm
by jftsang
Can anyone recommend a C compiler?

Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 4:31 pm
by Sean OConnor
I use Visual Studio 6. Getting a bit old now I guess!

Doesn't MS make a free cut down version of its latest compiler?

Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 1:23 am
by Darren
Doesn't MS make a free cut down version of its latest compiler?
Yes, they call it Visual Studio Express http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/express/default.aspx

Sean, I'm curious why do you still use v6?


I'd personally recommend GCC though, because it runs on so many operating systems. The Windows port for it is called mingw
http://www.mingw.org/ (it's free, and source available too ;))

Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 8:48 am
by Sean OConnor
I still use V6 because that's what I'm used to!

Having a compiler that runs on different OSes doesn't mean that the same code you write will run on those OSes though. I use Windows functions for all drawing routines and event handling and they'd have to be re-written to make the games work on other platforms.