Downloadable C++ compiler?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Davidoc, Oct 17, 2003.

  1. Hi, I'm wondering what you would recommend for a free, downloadable C++ compiler.

  2. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    Wow, thanks for asking this... I have to find one too to make my programming class a bit easier.
  3. Thanks for the link. Any info on how to open .gz files?
  4. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
  5. Thanks JMX!!!

    This is truly interesting. Why on earth is it double-zipped? And in such odd formats?? A .tar within a .gz??? weirdness.
  6. Crap! I just realized something. This program is akin to having an unzip utility installer in the .zip format-you need a compiler to compile the compiler. Even weirder than the double-zip thingy.

    Does anyone know of any pre-compiled compilers?
  7. Oysterman


    Mar 30, 2000
    You could check out DJGPP on If you need an IDE (= integrated development environment), the one called RHIDE for DJGPP is pretty darn good and quite easy to work with.