Help with Compiling and what's a good application to program with?
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So the way I was doing it (g++ <filename> ) isn't the way to compile C++ files?
It is *one* way, but as you do not tell the compiler the name of the output file, it defaults to a.out which is probably not be what you want.
When your code is growing (multiple source files, dependancies, hierarchies, libraries, ...), you'll find that calling the compiler on the command line start to be a burden, and using a Makefile or an IDE greatly simplify the process.
Also, what applications do you guys use when writing code?
I use elvis (a vi clone) and from time to time netbeans, but this is a domain where you have a very large choice (and religious wars too).