hey ive recently started learning how to code with C++ and i would like to switch to atom since its a nice editor and works well but ive been having trouble getting it able to build the .cpp files so i can test them anyone here use atom and have it set up to build the code to test it?
I have a working Atom setup for C++ on Windows. I used Msys2 and then grabbed the gcc 6.1 package. If you want to use make files then use cmake, otherwise, you can use the packages linked here for simple building:
There might be, but why would you. Just compile with
g++ source.cpp -o myfile -Wall -std=c99* or use a make file. in which case you would just type
make in terminal every time. I do the latter.
std=c99 was the standard used at my uni as that was the latest version on the servers. Use the latest supported version in your environment.
Because linting is really helpful. Particularly when learning a language.
huh, at my uni on day 2 we were using make files on the linux boxes on campus to compile our programs.
But I see your point.
yeah i understand in the future i might prefer it like that but atm i like doing it in the editor :D
But why not vim? 😝
i had a look at vim but i prefer how atom looks :D
cheers for this but linter-gcc always throws up errors while im typing
You need to configure it to find your g++ executable. Same for the compiler package. Like I said, I use Msys2 to obtain gcc.
Compiling c++ code with the C 99 standard....
oh kk well the compiler works fine just the linter :D
ah ty :D
whats the command to get gcc?
G++ is the c++ compiler, so you want the executable that's that.
if its not installed
mingw-get install g++
oh got it funny thing is it was technically the first command i did :D
only lower case
Msys2 uses pacman, so you can use pacman to grab mingw or gcc as your needs dictate.
From the homepage you want steps 5 onwards: http://www.msys2.org/
so just installing the gcc one will work fine?
I made an edit.