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Author Topic: Lite version of C++  (Read 2250 times)

shadowman

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Lite version of C++
« on: March 09, 2012, 10:57:46 AM »
Hello folks,
         i am looking for a super lite or light version of C++ program , ie., where it does the actual coding, not the huge MS Visual Basic 2008 or 2010, i remember using it from a floppy: where we used to write the acyual code's. Now i have forgotten about that program name, hope someone can direct me somewhere .

Any free version would work:
Thank you:
OS:Win XP SP3 and Win7 Pro

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Re: Lite version of C++
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2012, 11:38:14 AM »
I'm not sure exactly what you are asking for, but if you are asking for a more streamlined development environment for C++ coding, try Dev-c++:
http://www.bloodshed.net/devcpp.html

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Re: Lite version of C++
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2012, 05:31:21 PM »
Just get the Windows SDK. Comes will full compiler, linker, and everything you need to build from the command line. You can use any text editor, most support syntax highlighting these days.

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Re: Lite version of C++
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2012, 01:43:29 PM »
Borland's old command line C++ compiler v5.5 is still available....and it's free.

https://downloads.em...o.com/free/c_builder

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Re: Lite version of C++
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2012, 02:03:19 PM »
Borland's old command line C++ compiler v5.5 is still available....and it's free.

https://downloads.em...o.com/free/c_builder
But that's only the compiler, no IDE, and shadowman seems to be searching for an IDE...

Maybe one of these?
Though I must say I never used any of them :-[ All the C++ I do is with existing (inherited) projects in Borland and Microsoft IDE's.

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Re: Lite version of C++
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2012, 02:48:53 PM »
Eclipse is arguably the best freeware alternative to Visual Studio, if the issue is price. If you're looking for something to fit on a floppy disk, well good luck on that one ;p.

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Re: Lite version of C++
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2012, 02:54:09 PM »
Eclipse is crap :down: in doing C, it's the best (imho :up:) for doing Java though.

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Re: Lite version of C++
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2012, 04:04:24 PM »
Here's one good source:

http://www.thefreeco.../compilers/cpp.shtml

Now is probably not the time to get into "lite" c++ since the language has recently been expanded.  The days of Tiny C may be over. :)

You can produce Win32 API applications using Visual C++. I found it easiest to use a resource editor to drag and drop controls on a dialog form.

This article has a ResEdit tool plus a basic template for the window handling. Just add things to the switch statement when you add controls:

http://www.codeproje...dit.aspx?msg=3102372

edit: when you say "actually write the code" I assume you mean unmanaged stand-alone exe programs.  Well, stand-alone in the sense you can compile with the appropriate switches to avoid having to redistribute the library dlls.  Everything compiled in the exe. No .NET required. If I remember right the compiler switch is /MT for multi-threaded exe with no dll distribution required.

edit2: I agree you should also get the platform sdk.  There's an article on MS site someplace how to update to 7.1 sdk with 64 bit support. You can compile both native 32 bit and 64 bit apps just by changing the sdk in the IDE setttings, once you have all the defaults set up.
« Last Edit: March 10, 2012, 04:14:16 PM by MilesAhead »

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Re: Lite version of C++
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2012, 08:41:41 PM »
i am looking for a super lite or light version of C++ program , ie., where it does the actual coding
Notepad. If you need syntax highlighting: SciTE.

Eclipse is (...) the best (imho :up:) for doing Java though.
No. However, it is crap indeed. Slow, sluggish, bloated crap.

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Re: Lite version of C++
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2012, 08:12:18 AM »
Codeblocks is a good IDE and it is actively developed. It is good replacement for the Bloodshed DevC++ IDE. There used to be SkyIDE from one of the member of DC, but it is not available on the internet.