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Dev-C++ or Microsoft Visual C++ 2008

daniel bailie

Joined: Oct 26, 2011
Posts: 4

Yo! all, I'm just started learning C++ from the book "C++ without fear" and the book gives you the option of using Dev-C++ of Microsoft visual C++.

atm i'm leaning towards Microsoft due to I've been using visual basic (6 and .net) for the last 3 or 4 years now and i know my way around visual studio.

but everything about C++ is new to me and i would like some advise before i start working through the book.

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Ernest Friedman-Hill
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Joined: Jul 08, 2003
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The problem with using MS C++ to learn is that it is, by admission, not very compliant with current standards. The g++ compiler you'd use with with Dev-C++ is much better in this regard.

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Rob Spoor

Joined: Oct 27, 2005
Posts: 20078

I prefer MinGW, or MinGW-w64 for 64-bit systems. It's command line though, so there may be a bit of a learning curve. But at least I can write Makefiles that would require minimal modification to work in Linux.

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daniel bailie

Joined: Oct 26, 2011
Posts: 4

thank you for your replies, i'm going to go with Dev-C++.
maybe i'll switch to ms once i know how to work with C++ bit more
Have you checked out Aspose?
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