Thread: The Developers OS
August 28th, 2002, 10:20 AM #1
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The Developers OS
I have been working with writing code for probably about 5-6 years now, and I've worked solely in Windows IDEs to get the job done. I write everything from Assembler to VBA. The thing is, I've never attempted to write code in any other operating system. I have a Linux box, but I only boot it up when I want to play around with networking and such, I've never used gcc (I don't even know if that even exists anymore) or any Linux compiler. I wanted to get a concensus of the developers in the forum (vass - your comments are required ).
The question is probably relative and there will probably be a lot of replies saying, "Well, what language do you write in? Because obviously if you are working solely with VB and simple GUI languages, go with Windows because the IDEs are better, but for C++ go with Linux." I kind of want to throw that out the window and consider everything as a whole. Pretend you can only have one operating system to develope code in for the rest of your life, which would you pick and why?
Edit: I forgot the apostrophe in the word Developer's in the thread title. Sorry, I had to point it out.
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August 28th, 2002, 12:52 PM #2
linux is by far an operating system optimized for good old fashioned c. the gcc suite is still alive and well, and is the default compiler on i beleve every new distro of the os that comes out. c++ is there too, but most hardcore stuff in linux is written in c, which has the advantage of producing wickedly fast code...
August 28th, 2002, 12:54 PM #3
well i should say, gcc has tools for compiling c and c++ as well as extensions which allow for coding in various other languages as well.
the c compiler is called gcc (instead of cc as it is on unix) and the c++ compiler is called g++ (instead of c++ on unix)... basically they're clones of unix compiling tools that are gpl liscensed.
August 28th, 2002, 04:26 PM #4
Ive found that the compiler is faster in linux than in windows. Other than that, I couldn't tell you, since I've nevert programmed before, only compiled.
I know Linux has support for Python ( pretty cool language, might wanna check it out), Perl, Lisp, and many other, along with C and C++.
Don't worry about not haveing a GUI tho, Emacs will do
August 29th, 2002, 01:06 AM #5
There are plenty of languages to program in Linux besides c/c++ including python, Perl, kylix, and many many others. Most of these languages have some kind of GUI tool kit bindings to libraries like Qt. In Linux you are not without your GUI and scripting languages or your lower level languages like c/c++ and assembly.
August 29th, 2002, 01:07 AM #6
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FreeBSD, of course.
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