On Sat, Oct 06, 2007 at 10:33:12AM -0600, Chad Perrin wrote: > In the Unix world (such as with FreeBSD), I'd recommend C before C++, > too -- though probably long after Ruby or Perl.
Too right. But it should be noted that both C and C++ give you enough rope to hang yourself with. My preference for doing things is; 1) Can it be done with a shell-script? (esp. one-time hacks) 2) Else use Perl, Octave, Ruby, but 3) If speed is key, use C. :-) > > > Im using Borland C++ compiler on XP and was wondering what compilers > > > there are for FreeBSD that would allow me to compile and execute some > > > of the examples i will practise from the book. > > > > FreeBSD comes with the GNU C++ and C compilers installed. There are > > others available (Intel) or in progress (OpenWatcom). > > Also in progress is the TenDRA compiler, though FreeBSD support is part > of what's "in progress". Both OpenBSD and NetBSD (pkgsrc) have recently imported Anders Magnusson's BSD-licensed pcc compiler. At this time it is i386 en C only. In time this might be a faster (as in compile-time) alternative to gcc. Roland -- R.F.Smith http://www.xs4all.nl/~rsmith/ [plain text _non-HTML_ PGP/GnuPG encrypted/signed email much appreciated] pgp: 1A2B 477F 9970 BA3C 2914 B7CE 1277 EFB0 C321 A725 (KeyID: C321A725)
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