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Old 04-02-2002, 12:23 AM   #1
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Hopefully not a stupid question

I know this is not a normal question but I really need some help.
I am brand new into C++ programming and my school uses Visual C++, but because I am a long believer in the open source movement I do not even want to start to use the Microsoft product. So I started with Bloodshed Dev C++ IDE 4 but I cannot get anything to compile, the “Hello World” program that comes as an example has an error of iostream.h not found and some good code I tested came back with this error:

Compiler and Linker output
g++: and: No such file or directory
g++: Settings\user\My: No such file or directory
g++: Documents: No such file or directory

Now my question is do I even have the complier installed, meaning did I make a mistake and just installed the IDE? Also are there any opinions on other IDE to use? Or if you will politely direct me to the proper direction so I may figure out this problem on my own. Any help is always appreciated.
P.S. due to circumstances beyond my control I run XP Pro, but would like to start with an IDE that runs on both windows and Linux
Old 04-02-2002, 04:20 AM   #2
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well it would seem that you have a space in the filename you want to compile, i.e. the one between My and Documents. either put that filename in quotes (if that's possible) or place it somewhere else
Old 04-03-2002, 12:10 PM   #3
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As you me know C++ is platform independent.
You could use your favorit text editor and GNU G++
As long as your not gone use any of the MS crap.
You could complile the code at school using what aver compiler and platform you like. When you have tu use the any of MS objects or GUI stuff you wil have to use MS. Oh How I hate VC++.


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