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Kevster
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Recomended Compiler?

I am looking for a freeware C/C++/C# compiler, I doesn't have to be portable. Thing is there are lots of choices but doesn't say much about the software. I am only looking for the compiler part but can't decide between softwares here's my list I found of freeware compilers.

-Mircosoft Visual C++ Express Edition 2008
-Microsoft Visual Studios 2008
-Dev-C++
-Code::Blocks
-Turbo C

If you know of which compiler suites me please tell me: Looking for multible language support (code) in compiling, and making small 3rd party Executables as for I like to tweak things. (I'm still a beginer in this and to start off with a compiler).

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What you mention are IDEs,

What you mention are IDEs, not compilers. These 5 choices use 3 compilers, Turbo has own, MS both have the same; Dev-C++ and Code::Blocks use gcc.

As for Windows, MS and Intel compiler generate the best code, gcc is far behind, but for a newbie it's not critical. If you'll be writing a program that has a lot of calculations, then it will be slow whatever you'll write it in until you'll get a lot of experience.
If it won't be computationally heavy, then it will finish in a blink of an eye anyway.
Size is another matter. GCC is moderate, Digital Mars quite good, MS moderate, Intel rather bad. Probably the best is old MS Visual C++ 6.0.

Don't know how about Borland, but I've seen nobody recommending it for reasons other than GUI, which some like (I don't).

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Kevster
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What do I need?!

Thanks for the info and potential of each IDE (yes I understand what that is) I might use Code::Blocks anyway becuase of portable developement. Makes me wonder if I'm even learning the right language for the things I want to do. I'm looking forward to creating personal apps like: system memory viewer: see actions has been used on the host pc when testing apps or a color aimbot for my friends.

anyways THANKS! PS: Do all IDE's require .NET Framework? another 200 mb >_>

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only the MS ones need .NET

only the MS ones need .NET

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