ok i just got my ass chewed by my professor cause he gave us a a program to build and i used visual studio to build it .
he told me he wants his programs built in a compiler , i told him i was using visual studio , he yelled at me and said that not a complier he said it was an "IDE", then told me to get a compiler for the rest of the semester.
so here is my questions
1- is there a difference between ide and a compiler ?
2- where can i get a compiler for free ?