Alternative to Netbeans for C/C++
Hey guys,

I've been using Netbeans for my Windows computer and have grown tired on the way that C/C++ is handled by Netbeans.

I know that I'd have to use Cygwin or MinGW, but setup for them is always asking me to download files from the Internet all the time. I don't like it.

What do you guys recommend when using C/C++ for Windows?
Cygwin is quite manageable.
I have an old setup. I don't run setup.exe anymore.
I think you can control whether to keep/update to newer versions of binaries.
Once your gcc/make etc packages are installed, you don't have to run setup.exe anymore.
This is my preferred setup.

VC++ is another option. I had it running long ago when using Win XP. It was 'free' to use.

From a cursory read, it appears the 'Visual Studio Community' package is freely available.

Turbo C is available too, using DosBox. But I guess you wouldn't be interested in that :-)
UPDATE: I got Arachnophilia, and it seems to have C++/ C and Java compilers.

Never heard of it. Good luck with that.
Eclipse is also worth looking into.
Well, the editor is from

If you're a Windows user, just download their .exe file.

It's made using Java.

Thanks anyways for the heads up, SectorVector.
If you really need a compiler and such all built in, Eclipse has just about everything you need. However, it is a bit clunky. If you just need a good code editor with syntax highlighting and support for virtually every programming language, Atom is pretty slick. Its cross platform and pretty lightweight.

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