I'm a beginner at c++ and am just starting to learn the language. My first problem was to get a compiler to do c++ on, so I went to the Cygnus webpage and got the free program...I'm not sure what it's called...Gnu-Win32 I think. I went there because another page recommended it as a good free compiler. I downloaded the program and installed it. When I run it, a bash shell comes up. I have no idea what bash is and I've never used a c++ compiler before. So my question is, how do I use the c++ compiler or whatever it is that will just let me write some c++ and run it?
The page I got the program from was www.cygnus.com/misc/gnu-win32/
and then I got the cdk.exe from one of the download sites. Did I get the wrong program? Do I need to get something else for it? All I want is to be able to do some c++ and I don't know how. So if you could help me I'd greatly appreciate it, thanks.