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    Free Compiler/Builder


    Where can I get a free compiler/builder that is compatible with Windows XP: Home Edition. I don't want a really bad one.

    The only free one's I know of are here



    I don't want to illegally download anything. I wanted to use Visual C++ 6.0 but it's $200.00
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    for C, I'm using Lcc-Win32. And I like it. :)
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    Go for Dev-C++, it comes with mingw, gcc 3.2, works fine to me.
    Check also the Borland 5.5 commandline tools.
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    I used mingw for a time and was pretty happy with it.
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    You can also install cygwin (www.cygwin.com/) and have almost all the GNU utilities, all for free.

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    Dev-C++ is an IDE that works with GCC compilers. It comes with MinGW, but can work with Cygwin. I have used it with a GCC ARM cross-compiler. It has 'DevPacks' (libraries with project templates) for DirectX, wxWindows, FLTK, and more. GCC is probably the most standards compliant free compiler. That annoys some people because, by default it rigourously enforces the standards, and they have aquired non-standard habits from other compilers and C++ books. It also has an Internet based update utility (although you might want a fast connection!). You will need a third party resource editor for any kind of visual design.

    http://www.bloodshed.net/dev/

    openWatcom is the old commercial Watcom compiler. It has not (yet) moved on much since its commercial demise, but it supports DOS, Extended DOS, Win16, Win32, and 16 and 32bit OS/2. Unlike the commercial version, it does not license the Microsoft SDK, but uses libraries and headers based on MinGW. Watcom always had envialble optimization capabilities. Available for download, or $25 CD.

    Digital Mars used to be the commercial Zortech/Symantec compiler. It supports DOS, Extended DOS, Win16, and Win32. You do not get the IDE unless you get the $25 CD, you get MicroEmacs instead (yeuk) in the download. Site seems pretty active with tools and libraries and updates.


    http://www.openwatcom.org/
    http://www.digitalmars.com/

    No MFC with any of the above, but wxWindows provides similar facilities (and is multiplatform).http://www.wxwindows.org/. In any case Win32 API programming is good for the soul!:D

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