programming in a mac

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by imfromthere7, Feb 21, 2006.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    #1
    I just recently got interested in C++ and was wondering what applications would you use to run this programming language. I know that applescript exists but besides that i am unaware of others. Also, does C++ work the same in a mac and in a windows? Are the same commands used?


    thank you:rolleyes:
     
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    balamw

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    #2
    XCode is the Mac programming environment for C, C++ and Objective-C, ... gcc is the engine behind XCode, and is a very portable compiler available on many platforms.

    C++ is the same everywhere you go for console/text based programs, but if you want a GUI you need to interface to the right libraries, and this will (generally) be different for Macs and Windows boxes.

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    novicew

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    #3
    As balamw said XCode2 is the best to start with. When I switched to Mac I had the similar problem to find a GUI. You will find a simple guideline here.

    You can also use the Vim editor if you are comfortable with the Terminal. Here is a nother small demonstration.

    Sure, you may not be able to use the exact code when programming under OSX but 95% of the time it should work. But I am definitely not an expert.:D
    Hope this helps :)
     

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