C++ Compiler

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  1. pcxgamer

    pcxgamer OSNN Junior Addict

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    I need a little help I'm trying to find a free compiler that would be able to compile a Visual C++ 6.0 or .net source code. I have a few source codes that need to be compiled with these compilers but I wasn't sure if there would maybe a free one that would work.
     
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  3. pcxgamer

    pcxgamer OSNN Junior Addict

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    Thank you for the link I'm looking around and I'm going to download the software and try it.

    Thanks
     
  4. NetRyder

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    You're welcome :)
     
  5. pcxgamer

    pcxgamer OSNN Junior Addict

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    After looking around for a bit I have found out that the software is C# and compiles to .NET only. But if I'm not mistake and I maybe would a .net compiler be able to compile V C++ 6 or am I mistaken.
     
  6. w0lv3rin3

    w0lv3rin3 The Source Political User

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    maby Borland

    i use Visual Studio C++ 6.0 so i havent been around open source compilers, well cept FreeBSD
     
  7. Sazar

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    borland should do..

    but then this is visual c++ 6.0 ?

    am sure that m$ has some differences... like they always implement :(
     
  8. LeeJend

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    If the code was written specifically for the M$ C++ development platform (Visual C++) it probably uses M$ specific extensions and libraries. It depends on if the code was written for portability.

    If the code was not written to be portable good luck finding a 100% compatible compiler. Also, you may have issues on the "make" files being written for Visual C++ only.

    There is a lot of open source and shareware out there that is designed for portability and it will have individual "make" files for the different operating systems/compilers.
     
  9. NetRyder

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    Right.

    If you're using specific Visual C++/MFC code, you will need Visual Studio.
    If it's standard C++, you can use Borland or DevC++ (built on the free, open-source MINGW compiler)