On Wednesday, July 14, 2010 02:55:11 pm Allan D. wrote:
I am trying to figure out which would be the best C++ compiler to install
on my system. I am forced to develop on windows for my job, and I wanted
to look into developing a ruby extension and apache mod.
I’m sure you know, but in case you don’t, Ruby runs well enough on
without Apache, and there are dozens of other webservers you could use.
Apache is a requirement, you could still stick Ruby server(s) behind it.
I was debating between cygwin, mingw or ms cpp express. Can someone give
me a best recomendation?
Visual C++, according to this page:
More generally, it depends how portable the code you’re working with is,
how much work you’re willing to do to make it “native”. MS CPP produces
most native, probably best and fastest binaries with the fewest
dependencies, while Cygwin installs an entire third-party Unix
Where I’ve seen mingw used, it’s a nice, happy medium – a beautiful
is Git for Windows, which packs everything you need to get a Bash prompt
a functional Git (and git-gui, and gitk) into under 12 megs. That’s
all kinds of stuff like less, grep, vim, tar/bzip2, OpenSSH… It
feels like Cygwin lite.
But if you can make it work with Visual C++, go with that.