Looing for an easy to use c compiler


Apr 1, 2013
Hi, I have decided to learn to program in C. I am looking for a simple and easy to use C compiler. I have tried several, but I have absolutley no idea what I am doing. I have tried Catalina, Cygwin, and Dev-C++ but every time I try to compile and run the basic hello world program, nothing happens or I get an error. I believe I am writing the program correctly, but I am not 100% sure. Could someone maybe reccomend a compiler and help me figure out how to compile a program?
What kind of programs you're writing? If it's console application, then most probably your console windows closes right after the program finishes execution, and you cannot see it.

Have you tried Microsoft Visual C++ Express? Choose 2010 version, and try a Console application. Don't forget to put "getch();" at the end of your program, so that it will stop before closing the window.