Windows users who want to learn C++ often ask if there is a free C++ compiler. Linux users don't have this problem because they have the GNU tools. But, in fact, the exact same tools are available free from Cygwin, and if you learn to use them, your skills will be extremely portable. Learn to install and use the tools, compile a simple program, and write a simple makefile.
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There is a partially documented feature in the Microsoft C/C++ runtime libraries that allows you to run code before the main function (main, WinMain or DllMain) is called, and after it returns.
Because of the Maximum Munch Tokenization Principle, or simply Maximum Munch Principle, C++ implementations have to consider as many characters as possible when tokenizing a listing during compilation. Because of this principle, there are times when you will need to use white space between operators to avoid errors.
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