The Environment

+4 Sheldon Juncker · February 12, 2015
Okay, we're about to get started!

We're going to be using C++ with Flex and Bison (Lex and Yacc) to create our compiler.

The first thing that we need to decide is what OS to use for development? It's probably easier to configure all of these tools in Linux, but using MingW in Windows is not too bad.

I'm currently using Windows, but I can change to Linux (Ubuntu) if need be.

What should we do? I think that it's best if we all develop on the same environment.

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0 Daniel Collier · February 15, 2015
id appreciate the tutorial, just to make sure we all have to same setup
0 Sheldon Juncker · February 14, 2015
Okay, let's go with Windows! Everyone will need to install MingW with Flex, Bison, and a compiler for C and C++. All of these tools can be downloaded using the MingW Installer for Windows. I might actually make a tutorial showing how to get the environment set up correctly. 

You can install MingW from:

Does anyone want me to make that tutorial?
0 Abdullah Nauman · February 13, 2015
Yea, but I have a pretty bad computer, and only 5gb left. So a virtual machine, would be extremely slow. Or might just refuse to work.  I think Windows is best. 
0 Landon Luman · February 13, 2015
I don't have the flashdrive either, and Virtual Machines that Virtual Box don't work well at all for me. All that .iso crap confuses me
0 Abdullah Nauman · February 12, 2015
I think windows is easier since everyone pretty much has windows. I do'nt really have a spare computer that I can format, and the USB version of ubuntu does not save anything. 
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