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Which Compiler for Study.com's Programming in C????
#1
Smile 
Based on some previous posts it looks like I should avoid Dev C++ (which is too bad because I like the IDE).

Any idea what compiler the graders at Study.com typically use?

Would the best/safest bet be GCC? If so can anyone also recommend a lightweight IDE? By "lightweight" I mean anything that is faster and less of a memory hog than Visual Studio  Smile
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#2
I used visual studio code for my C++ projects at a local cc, but you can also use an online compiler for free.

https://www.onlinegdb.com/online_c++_compiler
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(05-10-2019, 12:28 PM)MrBossmanJr Wrote: I used visual studio code for my C++ projects at a local cc, but you can also use an online compiler for free.

https://www.onlinegdb.com/online_c++_compiler

That looks cool but it does not appear (after a quick look) to produce a .EXE/Binary that can be downloaded. It seems more like an online C/C++ interpreter that outputs to a console window.  

Back in the day I used this online compiler to get a binary. http://www.delorie.com/djgpp/compile/
It is outdated now and only runs in DOS protected mode.

I would just like a standalone C compiler with a quick/small IDE (windows compatible).
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#4
Oh in C. My bad. I glance over things too quickly lol. At Temple, I used putty and nano. I forget what we used to compile everything though.

Actually, I don't think it matters because C code can run in C++ but not the other way around.

Anyways, I use Atom editor. I hear there is an add-on gpp compiler. I'm not sure about how lightweight it is.

SubC is something my friend recommended.
http://www.t3x.org/subc/
EDIT: I've never used it so I can't really say anything about it.
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(05-10-2019, 01:15 PM)MrBossmanJr Wrote: Oh in C. My bad. I glance over things too quickly lol. At Temple, I used putty and nano. I forget what we used to compile everything though.

Actually, I don't think it matters because C code can run in C++ but not the other way around.

Anyways, I use Atom editor. I hear there is an add-on gpp compiler. I'm not sure about how lightweight it is.

SubC is something my friend recommended.
http://www.t3x.org/subc/

Thanks for the reply, most people will just say use a C++ compiler to compile a C program. I have seen a few threads where people have used Dev C++ and Study.com reported back compilation error messages and warnings. I guess I am at the mercy of what ever compiler the Study.com grader is using. I think I am going to take Merlin's advice in another thread and use GCC. I am open to suggestions on an IDE to go with it.
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#6
You might like Visual Studio Code. It's Open Source, light weight, and available on Windows, Mac or Linux. You can use it with either the Microsoft or GCC compilers. For a class, I'd probably go with GCC and simple hand made make files and just use VS Code as an editor.
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(05-10-2019, 03:02 PM)davewill Wrote: You might like Visual Studio Code. It's Open Source, light weight, and available on Windows, Mac or Linux. You can use it with either the Microsoft or GCC compilers. For a class, I'd probably go with GCC and simple hand made make files and just use VS Code as an editor.

Thanks for the recommendation, I am going to give that a try as my editor.
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(05-10-2019, 11:30 AM)AwardTour Wrote: Based on some previous posts it looks like I should avoid Dev C++ (which is too bad because I like the IDE).

Any idea what compiler the graders at Study.com typically use?

Would the best/safest bet be GCC? If so can anyone also recommend a lightweight IDE? By "lightweight" I mean anything that is faster and less of a memory hog than Visual Studio  Smile

I'm pretty sure that the evaluators use GCC in both instances, so I ended up using GCC/C++ (technically LLVM/clang) for both my SL C++ and SDC C Programming courses and didn't have any problems.

Both are free and easy to set up as well. I use a Mac so the compiler is native, but I'd set up a virtual machine running Linux if I were going to do this on my Windows PC.
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(05-10-2019, 07:09 PM)Merlin Wrote:
(05-10-2019, 11:30 AM)AwardTour Wrote: Based on some previous posts it looks like I should avoid Dev C++ (which is too bad because I like the IDE).

Any idea what compiler the graders at Study.com typically use?

Would the best/safest bet be GCC? If so can anyone also recommend a lightweight IDE? By "lightweight" I mean anything that is faster and less of a memory hog than Visual Studio  Smile

I'm pretty sure that the evaluators use GCC in both instances, so I ended up using GCC/C++ (technically LLVM/clang) for both my SL C++ and SDC C Programming courses and didn't have any problems.

Both are free and easy to set up as well. I use a Mac so the compiler is native, but I'd set up a virtual machine running Linux if I were going to do this on my Windows PC.
The vm running linux on a windows box is a good idea. 
Would downloading Dev C++  and replacing the old Mingw with a more current build be reasonable?
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http://www.codeblocks.org/

http://www.codeblocks.org/downloads
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