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What is the best way to install C++ on Mac?

I was looking at this: http://bloodshed-dev-c.en.softonic.com/download

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I answered assuming you want to develop software on your Mac using C++ as programming language. If not, please clarify your question. –  Daniel Beck Feb 11 '11 at 7:25

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You can install Windows on your Mac and then use Dev-C++, or Visual Studio, or whatever else there is. This is the best (only?) option if you want to create applications for Windows, especially GUI-based ones.

Or you can install the Apple Developer Tools from Apple for Mac OS X. They probably came bundled with your Mac, and you can get newer versions from developer.apple.com. The compiler is gcc and the IDE (Xcode) supports C++.

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My main purpose with C++ is educational and CS research oriented. I don't primarily plan to do software development. If C++ comes bundled with Apple Mac OS then where can on my iMac can I locate it? –  Anirbit Feb 11 '11 at 7:37
@Anirbit You should have a DVD with the developer tools. They aren't installed by default. Alternatively, download them from the Apple website (it's a newer version anyway). –  Daniel Beck Feb 11 '11 at 7:51

Your best bet would be to use Xcode or Eclipse CDT.

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