C and C++ compiler

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by thesk1llerz, Jan 17, 2011.

  1. thesk1llerz macrumors member

    thesk1llerz

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    Hi everyone,
    I am trying to do some basic C and eventually some C++, but I can't find any compilers except for GCC, but it is windows only?
    I hear a lot about Xcode but apparently you need a developers license which is $99, and this is a more hobby-like thing for me and I am not willing to spend $99.
    So anyone know how to get Xcode without being a developer or any other good compilers, that are beginners friendly.
    Thanks for all help in advance
    Cheers,
    ~Sk1llz:apple:
     
  2. Catfish_Man macrumors 68030

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    There's a free developer account that includes Xcode, it just may be harder to find the link.
     
  3. thesk1llerz thread starter macrumors member

    thesk1llerz

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    It probably is knowing apple...
    Any other ideas??
    Thanks for fast reply!
     
  4. subsonix macrumors 68040

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    You'll also find Xcode on the OS X install disk, it's free. You'll get the GCC and LLVM compilers.


    Edit, it's not hard at all to download it from apple just register.
     
  5. foidulus macrumors 6502a

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    Richard Stallman just died a little inside I think :p
     
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  7. gnasher729 macrumors P6

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    If you cannot manage to go to developer.apple.com and get everything you need for free, then frankly you shouldn't get into software development.

    I'll give you a hint: At some point you'll need to login, no matter what developer account you have. So there is a "login" link. And besides it is a "register" link.
     
  8. pilotError macrumors 68020

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    :D

    A small chuckle moment!
     
  9. thesk1llerz thread starter macrumors member

    thesk1llerz

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    That was not very nice....:mad:

    But never the less I have registered for free, just wanted to see if other options where available.
    Thanks for all the help!
    Except for this guy ^
    ~Sk1llz
     
  10. balamw Moderator

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    Note also that Xcode (including gcc) is shipped with every Mac on the optional installs disc. No need to register or download anything.

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  11. Catfish_Man macrumors 68030

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    Unless you want an up-to-date version...
     
  12. balamw Moderator

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    True, but I don't particularly think the OP (a self-described beginner) really cares if Xcode and gcc are the latest and greatest, just that they work. (Unless of course he's a masochist like this guy: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1079602).

    Also, Xcode is a huge download for anyone who does not have a good uncapped high speed internet connection. (including iPhone SDK it's ~4 GB).

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  13. gnasher729 macrumors P6

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    We're here to help, not to be nice.

    Nice username. You'll need to invest some hard work to justify it.
     

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