Online C++ compilers

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Many people don't realize how many web pages offer access to try out C++ compilers, including many of the latest compilers with burgeoning C++11 language support. So we thought we'd publish a list.

Do you:

  • want to try out C++, but don't have a compiler installed?
  • want to try out a C++11 feature your compilers don't yet support?
  • want to compare the results of compiling a test program using different compilers?

Then try one of these online compilers! Some are compile-only to let check whether your code is legal, and some let you also run your test programs to see their output. For each, we include a list of the compilers that the page currently supports -- they include the latest from Clang (3.2, Dec 2012), GCC (4.8.0 prerelease), Intel (13.0, Oct 2012), and Microsoft (VC++ alpha CTP, Nov 2012).

This list is now also available on the Get Started! page.

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Joel Lamotte said on Jan 31, 2013 12:51 PM:

Compilr.com is also an alternative, providing GCC4.6 and 4.7 and some other languages too (it's an IDE+compilers).
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mmocny said on Jan 31, 2013 01:05 PM:

Thanks for this. LiveWorkspace in particular is a pleasure to use!
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Baptiste Wicht said on Jan 31, 2013 01:51 PM:

Thank for the list smile

I use ideone.com a lot for testing small snippers, it is very useful and works well. LiveWorkspace and godbolt seem very promising, I'm gonna test them.
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Tomalak Geret'kal said on Jan 31, 2013 09:21 PM:

The version information for ideone.com is wrong. It was updated to GCC 4.7.2 (for both C++03 and C++11 modes) on Wednesday.

http://www.facebook.com/notes/ideone/c11-java-17-php-544-and-more-upgraded-octave-added/10151268112817921
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niXman said on Jan 31, 2013 09:58 PM:

I am familiar with the author of the liveworkspace.org and he says that will soon add Intel C++ and JVM languages!
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David H Braun said on Feb 10, 2013 12:19 AM:

Attempts to access the link above for "Comeau Test Drive", as well as www.comeaucomputing.com itself, yield a "404 Not found" error, although a ping to comeaucomputing.com succeeds. This has been the case for as long as I've been trying, at least the last week. What's up with Comeau?
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Tomalak Geret'kal said on Feb 10, 2013 04:29 AM:

@David
This has apparently been the case since at least the start of December (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Comeau_C/C++#Dead.3F).
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chico said on Oct 10, 2013 03:05 PM:

Not sure how much time it'll be available in its current form but I would add to the list http://coliru.stacked-crooked.com which have recent clang and gcc (supporting -std=c++1y) and also boost libraries.

I would remove LiveWorkspace since it's not online for a long time.

edit:

oh, stacked-crooked is already listed...
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Tomalak Geret'kal said on Oct 10, 2013 04:26 PM:

@chico: Coliru should be available for the foreseeable future; the author intends for this, at least. It's definitely worthy of addition to the list.