Science and Technology : Searching4: Free C Compilers

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  1. anAfrican

    anAfrican Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    i can well imagine that seeking out compilers (or much of anything) for windows that doesn't cost an arm and leg - and works - could get tricky. but like i said, compilers are standard issue for pc_unixes. heck, one can find all the tools one needs to do anything (and pretty much everything) for free on this side of the tracks!

    but, as i said, a google search for gcc turned up MinGW. not being a programmer myself, i actually couldn't quite tell if this was what you had in mind until i checked the documentation page. even so, the download page confuses me a LOT! i'm not sure quite what to download, but i figure you have more idea of what you want to do ...
     
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    i think microsoft had an express version of visual studio that was free. you can get gcc for windos and use eclipse + gcc and that would be free. for windows specific development you probably want visual studio...by any means necessary..
     
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    I do not like the Dev C++. It is very hard to compile, and correct errors on it. Is there a better one out there?

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    Dev-C++ was one of the best free Windows C/C++ environments back in the day. Eclipse is great, but I've never used it in Windows. It's got a wealth of plug-ins that are very useful.

    In terms of just compilers, it was pretty decent for most of the things I needed it to do (it's been quite a long time though). It comes with MinGW which is a minimal native port of GCC. As it stands though, it's been quite a while since their latest release, but the project is still active.

    Cygwin is an interesting project and includes GNU development tools as well.

    The Borland Compiler was released for free some time ago.

    Hope this is helpful.
     
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