[olug] C++ compilers
George De Bruin
sndchaser at gmail.com
Thu May 19 12:53:47 UTC 2011
Wow - I didn't even know Open Watcom was out there. I remember the Watcom
compiler from days past...at one time it had the best code optimization of
any C/C++ compiler out there...
On Thu, May 19, 2011 at 2:13 AM, Will Langford <unfies at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, May 18, 2011 at 6:27 PM, John Serafino <lzrblade at gmail.com> wrote:
> > GCC. The Gnu Compiler Collection, can do C and C++ quite well, I've been
> > able to recompile programs on windoze without changing a single line of
> > code.
> > On Wed, May 18, 2011 at 4:18 PM, Kelly Williams
> > <kellywilliams81 at gmail.com>wrote:
> > > I want to start playing with programming what would a good cross
> > C
> > > and C++ compiler.
> > >
> > > Kelly W
> The language itself is fairly agnostic. Underlying libraries (such as the
> runtime, etc) is where hiccups are bound to occur.
> If you're on a linux box, gcc as a compiler collection is fairly standard
> and acceptable.
> Under Windows, Dev-C++ (devcpp ? dev-cpp? not sure what it goes by these
> days, used to be by... bloodshed software?) is an integrated environment
> wrapped around a version of gcc. This should allow taking code from
> linux/devc++ and it being able to work on either platform fairly easily
> yes, it does C and C++).
> There are other .... gcc-ish dev kits under windows as well. Some insist
> more unixy path setup under windows and stuff which is a tad annoying.
> Maybe I don't want my windows box to have a c:\etc\ tree.
> MacOSX is gcc by default. Xcode and objective-C are a little unusual (from
> a given stand point). But you should be able to write your c/c++ programs
> and have them compile like usual for the most part.
> Under DOS, djgpp is also a port/version of gcc.
> Beos has a gcc for it, etc.
> With all of that said, just to throw out another alternative to gcc stuff
> open watcom.
> Your fun will become when you want to do stuff like, create a window with
> some buttons and other stuff on it. Then the headaches begin :).
> Simple text / command line -- that's fairly system independent. Graphical
> stuff not so much.
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