I am running a poll to find the C/C++ Compiler that people like mose. Please Vote your choice
You are missing an option: the GNU Compiler Collection
I haven't used all of the compilers. Just used the Boralnd , Dev C++ and the visual C++ compilers and like the environment of the Dev C++ compiler. Its simple and easy on eyes.
Selecting mingw makes it equivalent to choosing gcc, unless you want to get too strict about it.
I selected Dev-c++ but really I like Code::Blocks with MinGW. Similar but a lot better.
Visual C++ is very good compiler because it has facility for debuging and fast for editing. Intelisense help us to find the coresponding class. Many other software for programming support Visual C++ also like LabWindows/CVI from national Instrument.
There are also wxwidgets integration software. I love this very much.
This software eventhough big, but fast enough and stable.
The executable file is relative smaller comparing GCC.
Isn't Visual C++ executable using libraries? In GCC you need to compile executable with libraries. Like java, without JRE it isn't working. Buy maybe i'n not correct...
Dude ....!! where is the GCU C compiler GCC :O
I can't vote without that option .... most people won't be able to .
So many people use it.
GCC ...my favourite .
In fact GCC is in Mingw So maybe it's poll about Windows compilers. Not Unix
Anyone who has used pure GCC won't equate it with Mingw ...the name itself says Mingw = Minimalist GNU for Windows
I stress on the point Minimalist
Yeah probably he is just concerned with Windows specific compilers
i use code::block it's similar to dev c++ but really better... way better. plus it has the ability to run a compiler from other computer(linux) using uniwin.
Visual c++ is a nice compiler if you want to program in windows platform beacause it is developed by the same company, Microsoft, who develops microsoft windows.
I use Visual Studio 2008 c++ and c# Epress and MinGW with CodeBlocks. I use them for different purposes but like them equally.