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Hello,

I am looking for a good c++ compiler to start out with. This would be for Win7 64 bit. Thanks.
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I'm assuming you mean an IDE, and I'd suggest Microsoft's Visual Studio Express. It works well and it's free
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Visual Studio 2010 and Code::Blocks are nice to work with.
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post #4 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by MLJS54;12389258 
Hello,

I am looking for a good c++ compiler to start out with. This would be for Win7 64 bit. Thanks.

Are you a college student?
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Hello,

I am looking for a good c++ compiler to start out with. This would be for Win7 64 bit. Thanks.

My university has us using Quincy 2005, I had never heard of it before but I really like it. It is a very simple and can compile C/C++.

http://www.codecutter.net/tools/quincy/
    
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we use Microsoft visual studio in Uni, works a treat & contains libraries for c sharp, VB, .net etc
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post #7 of 15
DevC++ is also really good. Debugger and compiler. I think that's the name.
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JGrasp is ok, but a little annoying to configure. DevC++ seems nice at first, but it quickly becomes limiting. Netbeans is a decent catch-all.

I use Cygwin GCC to compile on the command line, and Notepad++ for editing. Honestly, if you're a student trying to actually learn, and not just pass the class, this is the way to go.

If you want something to let you be lazy, I would go with JGrasp.
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For a beginner, I'd say DevC++ It's really simple and easy to use, but ya it does becoming limiting quickly. When it does I'd recommend something like Eclipse. I haven't actually used it for C++, but I have for other languages and I absolutely love it. If you want to jump straight into GUI and app programming, then Visual Studio is great, but I'd still recommend learning syntax in another IDE first.
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post #10 of 15
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Originally Posted by MLJS54;12389258 
Hello,

I am looking for a good c++ compiler to start out with. This would be for Win7 64 bit. Thanks.


Microsoft Visual Studio express is free, if that's what you need. If you're a college student like me you might get lucky and get Visual Studio Ultimate yessir.gif
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