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Free C++ Compilers

By on Apr 14, 2007 in On A Whim | 4 comments

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Many of my friends have asked me at times about where they can download the Jurassic-era C++ compiler they use at school, namely Turbo C++. You won’t get the latest version, and surprisingly, many DON’T want the latest compilers. So here’s a roundup of some of the free C++ compilers around. Note that these are free as in beer, but may not necessarily be free as in speech.

A bit on C++ on Linux. Linux has got THE BEST support for programming, as far as current standards go. If you wanna do some good coding according to ANSI / ISO standards, then switch to Linux. GCC is real good, and updated quickly. Mostly, on Linux, code can be written on any text editor, and don’t roll your eyes because the Linux equivalents of Microsucks Notepad are far more advanced, offering spell check, word completion, highlighting in 2-3 dozen different language styles etc. In fact, some even come with built in console options to test your programs. And then, when li’l baby programmer wants to grow up, then you can start using something like Anjuta or Qt.


  1. Ramit Singal

    April 26, 2007

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    Why, oh why do you hate Microsoft so much? It ain’t that evil.

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