The C language has been in existence for so long that there is a whole gamut of tools available for programmers. While the choices are vast, they break down into two basic categories:
Integrated Development Environments (IDEs)
The IDE contains everything that you need to get started right away. Although there is usually a number of intricacies in the setup that you need to deal with, these IDEs have the virtue of being complete environments. Generally, these are large downloads that take a lot of space, and a certain investment is required sometimes before they work as advertised.
The separate tools require downloading three basic tools, separately:
However, before you rush into downloading ...