Any recommendations for C++

Any recommendations for C++ compiler and or environment on the Mac platform? Using Lion is preferred but Snow Leopard would be acceptable.

I am new to C++


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At 19:43 -0800 22/1/12, Dale Josephson wrote:

Any recommendations for C++ compiler and or environment on the Mac
platform? Using Lion is preferred but Snow Leopard would be
acceptable.

I am new to C++

If you make sure the Developer kit is installed (Install disc, extra
install disk, or download depending on OS) the command line ‘cc’ is
C++. In Terminal you can build things that run from a shell in
Terminal. If you want to build an Aqua program then you’ll need to
use Xcode from the Developer kit, but the C++ learning then becomes
just a part of the whole learning curve. The other option for a
program that runs in a GUI is to build it so that it will run in
X-Windows, which is the Unix GUI system. That would be compiled from
Terminal. There’s a lot of X stuff out there to get the basics from.

David


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Yeah, I’d just use Xcode (in fact, I do, just not with C++. I don’t like C++).

Are you intending to develop for the Mac or other platforms as well? What’s your goal with learning C++?


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A couple of simple iPad applications.

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On Jan 23, 2012, at 5:44 AM, Joe Muscara email@hidden wrote:

Yeah, I’d just use Xcode (in fact, I do, just not with C++. I don’t like C++).

Are you intending to develop for the Mac or other platforms as well? What’s your goal with learning C++?


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Then you’ll need to use Xcode anyway. It’s free, so why not?

Also, you should consider learning Objective C. It’s more the “native language” of programming iOS.


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Thanks, I will start with Objective C.

I am a legacy fortran programmer so we will see if an old dog can learn a new trick?

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On Jan 23, 2012, at 8:36 AM, Joe Muscara email@hidden wrote:

Then you’ll need to use Xcode anyway. It’s free, so why not?

Also, you should consider learning Objective C. It’s more the “native language” of programming iOS.


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Coming from Fortran you may get confused by object-oriented programming if you’re not familiar. It took me a couple of tries before I understood that paradigm. There are some good books and docs around about it though, including ones that cover Objective-C.


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