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augustus
04-20-2004, 01:58 PM
If you doesn't already know, Microsoft released Visual C++ Toolkit 2003 as free download. It includes Visual C++compiler and standard libraries ship in Visual Studio .NET 2003 Professional.

Tommi
04-20-2004, 02:02 PM
Any link?

schmu_20mol
04-20-2004, 02:42 PM
link on slashdot about the issue (http://developers.slashdot.org/developers/04/04/18/0146234.shtml?tid=126&tid=156)

there's the link to the dl in the first line

augustus
04-20-2004, 04:06 PM
Originally posted by Tommi
Any link?

http://www.microsoft.com :p I was browsing to learn price of VC++ :D

nt65
04-21-2004, 02:29 PM
You may want to check this out. Its not C++ but its very close.
http://www.icsharpcode.net/OpenSource/SD/Default.aspx

Its free, atleast it is the last time I looked.

Tommi
04-21-2004, 03:40 PM
Originally posted by augustus
http://www.microsoft.com :p I was browsing to learn price of VC++ :D

lol, yeah okay... I'm just too lazy... my internet computer is quite slow and even makes the ADSL connection I'm online with, to a snail :rolleyes:

MS needs waaaaaaaaay too long to browse for me :cry:

augustus
04-21-2004, 05:13 PM
my internet computer is quite slow and even makes the ADSL connection I'm online with, to a snail

About 25 MB toolkit and 390 MB SDK. Too big for a slow connection.

You may want to check this out. Its not C++ but its very close.

I need VC++ to compile mental ray shaders. If you want C#, you can try Borland C# Builder Personal too. It has a free download version and just great.

Tachikoma
04-24-2004, 07:09 AM
Does this version of Visual C++ include optimisers?

pr0jekt2501
04-25-2004, 08:05 AM
yes ... this includes the same optimizing compiler as found in the visual studio .net 2003 professional edition.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/visualc/vctoolkit2003/

pr0jekt2501

Cod
04-28-2004, 06:05 AM
Check out Dev C++ from Bloodshed: http://www.bloodshed.net/

It is completely free and one of the best C++ compilers I've ever worked with. A lot of my buddies at school live and die by Dev C++. I think its a program that you should definitely look into.

schmu_20mol
04-28-2004, 06:12 AM
bloodshed is based around the gcc compiler which you are free to use with whatever prog ypu code in

Tachikoma
04-28-2004, 09:09 AM
While we're on the topic of compilers, are there any Linux C++ compilers that support inline assembly using the MASM/NASM syntax? I know the Inter C/C++ compiler does, but it's not free.

schmu_20mol
04-28-2004, 04:02 PM
Originally posted by Tachikoma
..I know the Inter C/C++ compiler does, but it's not free.

did you mean the Intel compiler?

there's a free version for linux out there (not for commercial use and of course no support)... so for educational purposes it' fit fine

free Intel c++ compiler for linux (http://www.intel.com/software/products/compilers/clin/noncom.htm)

Apoclypse
04-28-2004, 11:05 PM
This is odd for MS to do. The pro version of VSC++ is one of their cash cows ( you have to have to program almost anything in windows) I was wondering why They couldn't justy release the compiler after all who needs the rest (its to bloated and slow for my opinion)

This is necessary because i've been trying to find ways to use mingw for mental ray shaders ( but its a futile effort). But I'm primarily using Liinux anyways and plan to get the next version of maya for linux so thisis moot.

Tachikoma
04-29-2004, 04:29 AM
Originally posted by schmu_20mol
did you mean the Intel compiler?

there's a free version for linux out there (not for commercial use and of course no support)... so for educational purposes it' fit fine

free Intel c++ compiler for linux (http://www.intel.com/software/products/compilers/clin/noncom.htm)

Yes I meant the Intel Compiler. I was under the impression that the Linux compiler is only an evaluation version that has 30 day trial period.

rendermaniac
04-29-2004, 08:32 AM
Originally posted by Apoclypse
This is odd for MS to do. The pro version of VSC++ is one of their cash cows ( you have to have to program almost anything in windows) I was wondering why They couldn't justy release the compiler after all who needs the rest (its to bloated and slow for my opinion)


But they haven't released all of the VC++ toolkit. The biggest part of it is the GUI and that is the part people pay for as it is one of the best. (I don't know of any good alternatives for Linux for example).

Are standard libraries / a linker really bloat? (I guess the .NET framework might come under that title).

Simon

schmu_20mol
04-29-2004, 10:27 AM
Originally posted by Tachikoma
Yes I meant the Intel Compiler. I was under the impression that the Linux compiler is only an evaluation version that has 30 day trial period.

nope it's a full version ... restricted to non-commercial use

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