I am trying to relearn C by going through the K&R exercises (I have the first, non-ANSI, edition...that's how long it's been since I last programmed in C under Unix as a software engineer).
I have Visual C++.net version 2003 on a Windos XP computer. I would prefer to continue using this compiler because it is used where I work and I want to learn C++ next. The problem that I am having is trying to figure out how to get the IDE to co-exist with the K&R exercises. It was easy when I was using Unix because C and Unix were designed to work together. I could write a program using printf, scanf, getchar, putchar, stdin, sdtout, stderr, etc. and then compile under Unix and have all the Unix redirections, pipes, etc. at my disposal. With the IDE under Windows its not clear how to compile and run programs that use the ANSI standard file I/O routines. I assume that you use the Run command but I haven't figured out how to get out of the IDE and the documentation from microsoft isn't helping. Any help that you could provide would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.