12-17-2002, 03:56 PM
I'm new to programming that requires a compiler, but I am great with HTML, CSS, and JS (similar to C?). So my question is what language should I use? And what compiler should I use (I'm looking for something free since I'm not a millionaire). I have heard good things about assembler and C++ languages. Can someone point me in the right direction?
12-19-2002, 01:45 PM
If you're looking for free, go with Java. You'll pick up Object oriented design too!
12-19-2002, 08:21 PM
12-20-2002, 11:10 AM
Borland C++ command line tools: This is free but has no IDE so you need to compile programs at the command line.
Turbo C++: Well, there's a free version of this compiler at Borland's site but since it's a very old version it doesn't support many C++ features.
The above two can be downloaded at the borland's community site but you need to sign-up as a member to download them.
The digital mars c/c++ compiler is one of my favorites. This is available free for download at the Digital Mars (http://digitalmars.com/) site.
I'd personally recommend the gcc compiler which can be downloaded for free at the GNU (http://gnu.org) site. There's a modified version of gcc compiler called DJGPP. I guess it's available for download at http://www.delorie.com/djgpp., not sure abt the url. There's an ide called rhide similar to the turbo c++ ide that comes with the djgpp package.
Well, you may use any of the above if you are planning to learn C or C++. But if you wish to learn a pure object oriented language, I recommend java. I wouldn't recommend learning C++ as the first object oriented language. Yes there are various versions of java and still more to come, but change is inevitable :)