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mcbpete
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1020 posts since 24 Jun, 2006, from London, England

Postby mcbpete; Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:07 am Re: Current Best Suggestions for C++ Compiler / IDE?

syntonica wrote:I installed VS Community, the very basic c++ install. It raped me for 10Gb hard drive space and I can't even tell if I've got the right compiler. It seems to want to "manage" me and compile to .NET4 drivel. If I wanted a VM, I'd go Java. :? Next step is to completely uninstall this crap and try a different solution that takes only 100Mb or so. :roll:
The installer is a little under 100Mb (but expands to a bit more) but maybe try the 'universal' IDE of Visual Studio Code - https://code.visualstudio.com/

That way you can use your compiler of choice (I use GCC) for whatever programming language of choice you want - all under one 'roof'. You may need to find documentation online for build instructions to get VSC to 'talk' to the relevant compiler for each project
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Postby stratum; Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:07 am Re: Current Best Suggestions for C++ Compiler / IDE?

The amount of problems that you see while installing an open source IDE is not even the tip of the iceberg. Afterwards almost everything you do becomes a creative way of dealing with poorly documented (if at all) and often buggy APIs. Have a look at this thread to see a glimpse of it http://www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewtopic ... 3&t=498405
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satYatunes
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Postby satYatunes; Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:21 am Re: Current Best Suggestions for C++ Compiler / IDE?

Agree completely. Not to mention, some of the guides/tutorials are pretty old, some times they don't work for current version. Or it breaks because of some change introduced in later version. Some authors don't update their articles to keep it up to date hence if something breaks you are on your own to figure out and fix.
All these plugin centric editors like Brackets, Atom and VSCode are good and bad at the same time. Lots of plugins available for the same stuff, then you spend time in reading reviews and finding out which one is better even then the same plugin can be abandoned by the author which will leave you hanging.
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Postby satYatunes; Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:09 am Re: Current Best Suggestions for C++ Compiler / IDE?

Anyone tried Dev-C++ or one of it's fork?

http://bloodshed.net/devcpp.html
http://orwelldevcpp.blogspot.in/

My concern is that the last version is from 2015. Not sure if it's being maintained or not.
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Postby stratum; Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:47 am Re: Current Best Suggestions for C++ Compiler / IDE?

satYatunes wrote:Anyone tried Dev-C++ or one of it's fork?

http://bloodshed.net/devcpp.html
http://orwelldevcpp.blogspot.in/

My concern is that the last version is from 2015. Not sure if it's being maintained or not.


If the last version is from 2015 you can be sure that it is not being maintained. Forum threads about it also indicate that it's full of bugs. Chances are high it's not even worth the downloading time.
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Postby mcbpete; Mon Apr 30, 2018 5:16 am Re: Current Best Suggestions for C++ Compiler / IDE?

I used that at uni back around 2003/2004 when I was learning C++. It seemed to have major memory allocation errors for even the most simple tasks - I remember for an assessment having to make something that reads a text file full of random words and get it to sort them in alphabetical order. Spent about a day trying to debug it to find out why it was adding garbage data at the end of every document and eventually gave up and saw my tutor. He grabbed my .cpp and compiled it with his IDE/Compiler .... and all was fine!)
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Postby mcbpete; Mon Apr 30, 2018 5:16 am Re: Current Best Suggestions for C++ Compiler / IDE?

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