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Old 12-14-08, 04:17 PM   #8
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Default Re: C++ and VIsual C++

Originally Posted by Zhivago View Post
C++ is a programming language defined by a specification (a document).

Visual C++ is a fairly good compiler (an implementation of the C++ language) produced by Microsoft.

Vin I believe is incorrect however - it is Visual Studio that is the IDE, not Visual C++.

EDIT: oh ok, it looks like Visual C++ and Visual Studio are both IDE's. Fascinating..
each component of Visual Studio is its own IDE. Visual Studio is just the package that combines them all together.
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