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Topic: Getting C++ for a Mac OS X?

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With_Questions

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so, i've been looking around for C++ programming, but i'll be running it on a Mac OS X. i've heard that C++ doesn't work on Mac OS X, but i've also heard that it will run on the computer if you get a compiler. when can i find these things? are they even true? do you have anything to say that might be of help? thanks!

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If you can give more details about what you're trying to do, that'd be nice. Otherwise, sounds like you're completely new to programming. C++, C, and Java compilers are available on every major platform, including Mac OS X. Are you new to programming?

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With_Questions wrote:

i've heard that C++ doesn't work on Mac OS X

Whoever told you that has no idea what they're talking about. :)

Install Xcode, it's everything you need for C-based programming.

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But if you're new to programming, it might be a good idea to handle a more user-friendly language like Java.

Otherwise, you can use Xcode like what pixelman mentioned, which is available on the Mac App Store.

EDIT: I'll just assume you are a beginner:

A programming language is simply "worthless" code that's readable to the people developing an actual program with that language; computers can't read it. You feed the code of a certain programming language into a compiler, which translates it into code the computer can actually understand. But the code is completely useless without a compiler. A compiler isn't included with Windows either. You must get them on your own.

Rather than using standard development programs like eclipse and Xcode, you should use a basic code editor that forces you to read and remember the common code commands of a respective language. If you need help, you can visit sites like Stack Overflow.

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