Hi, I haven't coded much in C++, but have the need to do so for a specific project. I was wondering if there is a difference (in results) between native C++ using a Text Editor and a GCC compiler and the Microsoft C++.NET development environment?
I need to code a few simple programs that look at a computer hard drive and identify specific traits of that hard drive, like how many sectors it has, its size, etc. (Yes, I know I can do that commercially, but I need to develop the custom tools for a bigger project).
So, which development tool should I use... native C++ with a GCC compiler, or could I use the MS C++.NET version, which is a lot simpler to use...and still get the same results?