Discuss here different C compiler set ups, and compiling executables for the ESP8266

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By coby_R
#93126 I want to learn c, and from what I know, I need a c compiler. But there seems to be a few out there. What I see mostly is minGW, and gcc when looking for tutorials, I'm not so sure what to do. Is there any good way for getting c onto your pc?
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By davydnorris
#93133 MinGW and Cygwin are the most popular open source environments that include a C compiler. There's also MS Visual Studio Community Edition, which is a free C/C++/C# environment.

My personal preference if you want to learn standard C would be to use a gcc environment like MinGW or Cygwin but it depends on what you want to do. If you're looking to code for the ESP8266/ESP32 or other small chipsets then gcc is def the way to go