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    Nothings Changed... Literary reference
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    Need help guys :ta:

    What's the best C++ learning/development environment (e.g. IDE) for Windows?
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    I quite like visual studio, although some people consider it to be a bit too heavyweight.

    failing that there's always eclipse (although you'll need to find a compiler to go with it).
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    (Original post by gamer91)
    I quite like visual studio, although some people consider it to be a bit too heavyweight.

    failing that there's always eclipse (although you'll need to find a compiler to go with it).
    I prefer Netbeans over Eclipse, just found it too difficult to use but perhaps I didn't have the patience with it :p: I'll download Visual Studio through MSDNAA later, thanks
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    (Original post by secretmessages)
    I prefer Netbeans over Eclipse, just found it too difficult to use but perhaps I didn't have the patience with it :p: I'll download Visual Studio through MSDNAA later, thanks
    glad I'm not the only one
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    (Original post by secretmessages)
    I prefer Netbeans over Eclipse, just found it too difficult to use but perhaps I didn't have the patience with it :p: I'll download Visual Studio through MSDNAA later, thanks
    Visual studio is wonderful, but it does so much for you you become 'locked in' in a way.
    Code::blocks I believe is meant to be good, but the gurus swear by vim/emacs and their own cutom toolchain.

    Edit: I realised this post wasn't massively helpful, so I thought I'd give an example of what I'm talking about. Imagine some reasonably complex c++ project.
    If you create a project in visual studio, you can be pretty damn sure it will be importable by other people into visual studio and will compile right off (more or less). However, trying to import a visual studio project into another c++ ide? Not likely to happen easily at all.
    On the other hand, if you were to create a project with code blocks, you would (with some messing to take account of IDE tweaks and differences, e.g. command line include parameters might not all be contained in the makefile) be able to import it into some other IDE (perhaps even VS). The point to note is that visual studio is radically different to everything else. I would even be willing to make the sweeping statement that eclipse, code::blocks and others have more in common with vim and command line than they do with VS.

    But then IDE migration is never a nice thing to do, hence I suppose why a significant number of people do without.
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    TSR is on the latest XKCD comic. :lol:
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    (Original post by Dez)
    TSR is on the latest XKCD comic. :lol:
    Wow I didn't quite realise how pathetically small tsr actually is.
    But then thinking about it, that makes sense - it's a UK student site. It is niche by definition.
    I am stunned at how much facebook dwarfs everything else internet-wise. I assume people have just left their myspace accounts to rot but have left them open.
    I don't seem to be able to find wikipedia though?
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    (Original post by Chrosson)
    Wow I didn't quite realise how pathetically small tsr actually is.
    But then thinking about it, that makes sense - it's a UK student site. It is niche by definition.
    I am stunned at how much facebook dwarfs everything else internet-wise. I assume people have just left their myspace accounts to rot but have left them open.
    I don't seem to be able to find wikipedia though?
    He only counts Wikipedia talk pages (since it's about communities and communication), it's just west of the Sea of Memes. :p:
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    And I fianlly have internet access.

    I agree with the sentiments about the XKCD comic, though surprised youtube isn't larger than it is, TBF.


    BTW: Any solutions to thios would be most welcome: http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=1430070
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    hai guys,
    freshers week:awesome:
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    (Original post by alexsheppard11)
    hai guys,
    freshers week:awesome:
    Aye, 'tis. I'm looking forward to joining Uni societies once I've slept.
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    (Original post by Chrosson)
    Visual studio is wonderful, but it does so much for you you become 'locked in' in a way.
    Code::blocks I believe is meant to be good, but the gurus swear by vim/emacs and their own cutom toolchain.

    Edit: I realised this post wasn't massively helpful, so I thought I'd give an example of what I'm talking about. Imagine some reasonably complex c++ project.
    If you create a project in visual studio, you can be pretty damn sure it will be importable by other people into visual studio and will compile right off (more or less). However, trying to import a visual studio project into another c++ ide? Not likely to happen easily at all.
    On the other hand, if you were to create a project with code blocks, you would (with some messing to take account of IDE tweaks and differences, e.g. command line include parameters might not all be contained in the makefile) be able to import it into some other IDE (perhaps even VS). The point to note is that visual studio is radically different to everything else. I would even be willing to make the sweeping statement that eclipse, code::blocks and others have more in common with vim and command line than they do with VS.

    But then IDE migration is never a nice thing to do, hence I suppose why a significant number of people do without.
    Thanks :p: It's just a case of dragging myself over to my department to download Visual Studio so I can at least try it out :sigh:

    The explanation is appreciated :yy:
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    (Original post by Tathrim)
    Aye, 'tis. I'm looking forward to joining Uni societies once I've slept.
    join Photosoc, we do this, this and this

    (im practising for later:p:)
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    http://gizmodo.com/5655478/send-this...annoying-email

    and

    http://gizmodo.com/5653346/not-even-...-a-rickrolling

    Thought you guys might enjoy these.

    EDIT: bloody URL shortener
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    All of that is so true

    In other news, tomorrow I will be a millionaire (112 times over) :yy:

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    Laptop got stuck in a boot-reboot loop :erm: Startup recovery failed too, but I turned it off for a few minutes and it miraculously fixed itself? It's not an overheating issue either, the laptop was cool after being off for an entire day :dontknow: I think I have a BSOD code so I'll have to look into it.
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    (Original post by secretmessages)
    Laptop got stuck in a boot-reboot loop :erm: Startup recovery failed too, but I turned it off for a few minutes and it miraculously fixed itself? It's not an overheating issue either, the laptop was cool after being off for an entire day :dontknow: I think I have a BSOD code so I'll have to look into it.
    Mine did that, well it got stuck at the "configuring update" bit, safe mode fixed it. I'm sure I've told you that. :p:
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    An attempt at installing solaris singlehandedly destroyed by evening yesterday
 
 
 
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