Well, I was just wondering. You saying portable has awoken another question: Is there a portable ide/compiler that I can put on a flashdrive (no installer, preferrably) that I can use at school and the likes?
if your flash drive is big enough (1 gig or larger). But I wouldn't even consider running such a compiler from there -- it would probably be too slow. you might try Dev-C++, its 176 Meg on my hard drive.
Back in the old days (20 years ago) compilers fit on one 256K floppy disk. But those days are long gone.
I have a 2gig flashdrive. Are there any that can actually be installed on it?
Yes, bloodshed devC as Ancient Dragon allready mentioned. But:
- It's not portable between OS
- The install will make registerkeys which the other computer will not have, so if you put the flashdisk in another PC it will probably not run.
- It sounds kind of illegal to me.
try it and find out :) you can download Dev-C++ free from here, install it on the flash drive. I don't know if it will work or not, not sure if it installs any registry settings. If it does, then you probably can't use it.
It does install registry settings. I use Dev-C++ as my main IDE (when I use an IDE that is). I guess I'll have to deal. And how does this "seem illegal"? I just want to program a bit at school where I can't install applications.
>Is there a way to open, say, cout, and edit it to your own personal use?
Yes, if you use a clone. Such as SGI's STL.
>Is there a portable ide/compiler that I can put on a flashdrive
IDEs of course are going to be way too complex. If you're really desperate, look into a command-line compiler; I know gcc requires the MinGW environment, however I believe that Visual C++'s command-line compiler runs natively with very little tweaking on just about any Windows box. And of course there's always Turbo.