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Best Compiler for C Learner ?

Discussion in 'C, C++, C#' started by K.H.R, Mar 17, 2015.

  1. K.H.R

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    Codeblocks is not a compiler, it is an IDE.

    For something simple try Dev C++ , or try Visual Studio.


    Do you use Windows?
     
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    Yes, I am using Windows.

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    Visual Studio Express free and best for you, won't regret
     
  6. CakeLord

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    Best thing that I can recommend is to go to EDX and take the free HarvardX CS50 course a, they have a configured virtual environment for a total newbie to learn C and few more languages.

    PS: CS50 is more steered towards software engineering
     
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    [h=3]Been Coding for years, Here's my top 3 IDE For C/C++

    KDEVELOP

    [/h]Kdevelop is an open source plugin extension IDE for C/C++ and other languages. It is based on KDevPlatform, an open-source set of libraries that can be used as a foundation for IDE.


    [h=3] ANJUTA
    [/h]Anjuta Devstudio is another great development studio with advanced programming facilities, including project management, an application wizard, interactive debugger, source editor, version control, GUI designer, profiler, and much more. This tool provides a great and powerful developer user interface for C/C++ programmers.


    [h=3] CODE BLOCKS
    [/h]Code Block is one of the most popular and free open source IDE for C and C++ users. This IDE has all of the features that a developer needs such as an efficient user interface, compiling and debugging functionalities, and so much more.

     
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    And neither is Visual Studio, and Dev C++...

    Anybody who has been coding for years would know the difference between a compiler and an IDE. You haven't mentioned ANY compilers like OP asked for.

    Does anybody know what a compiler is on this forum? :S

    The best compiler for learning C I would say is gcc. Why? It's easy to use, it's a commonly used compiler, it supports a lot of the newer standards, whereas Microsoft's compiler provided with Visual Studio does not.
     
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    Do you seriously think a C beginner would be looking for the best compiler or the best IDE? He might have said compiler, but he meant IDE.
     
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    If someone is new to programming, why would you want to learn C? Because you want to learn something that you cannot (99%, unless you are already a programmer and know why you want to learn C) use afterwards?
     
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    I was talking about the difference between an IDE and a compiler?

    Also, yes I would say that he's looking for the best *something* (whether it's IDE or compiler) because it is implied by the title of this thread: "Best Compiler for C Learner ?".

    For Windows, it's hands down Visual Studio. And probably the easiest for a beginner to use too, because even though it has a ton of features that he will probably never use, it makes it the easiest to compile, debug, and deploy your output executable.
     
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    Visual Studio is ok, I prefer Pelles C IDE.
     
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    lol i was thinking the same when reading all replies. was already thinking of writing a similar reply mentioning gcc when i saw yours :p
    kudos
    also +1 to visual studio as IDE especially for a beginner.
     
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    I am using Dev C++. It is good compiler :)
     
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    I have at various times used the C30, micro, Visual studio, C builder
     
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    GCC, Dev-C++,Eclipse C/C++ Development Tools,Borland C++ Compiler 5.5,Open Watcom
     
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    C30, microC ................

    These programs for microcontroller programming in C ....... but not normal programming
     
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    I have always used Dev C++. Depends on what you ultimately feel comfortable with.
     
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    The author of the post did not specify why he compiler. I gave more details
     
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    GCC with clion. Clion is an amazing IDE.