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Visual C++ 6.0

Is there a FREE compiler/linker that is 100% compatible with Microsoft Visual Studio 6.0?  It needs to compile a project that builds in the IDE without any changes (or as few changes as possible).  Thanks.
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If you want an IDE you can download Visual C++ 2005 Express Beta
from http://lab.msdn.microsoft.com/express/visualc/default.aspx

Either way, with th vc2003 toolkit or the VC2005 express, you may have to change the code. Both of the new compilers are much more standard-compliant than VC6. If your code is not very complicated, it will not be such a problem.

Jaime OlivaresCommented:
First compiler mentioned by jkr doesn't have an IDE, as far I have tested.
Second compiler mentioned by roee_f does have an IDE.
The problem is that both mentioned compilers doesn't have MFC or ATL libraries support, and a typical "Visual C++" application does need one of them, with some exceptions of course.
My answer is no: You can't get a 100% compatible compiler, specially due to the MFC/ATL stuff.
I think it is not a good idea to try to use another compiler and GUI libraries to spare $100. A GUI library migration (let's say, to WTL or QT or OWL or wxWindows) is a hard process that worths more than 100 bucks.
Good luck,

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