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Dear Mr/Mrs,

Somewhere I read that C++ uses the compiler CL(.exe).
what i know sofar about CL is that it can compile both C and C++ and that it understands more then other compilers in Visual, but what else can you tell me about CL?

Thank you,
Dizastor

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Hello Dizastor, thank you for the question.

cl.exe is the actual executable file called by Visual Studio to compile C or C++ code into object code. There are many other compilers for Windows, such as Borland C++, Turbo C++, and Codeblocks. If you kick off a build from Visual Studio, and then open and examine the processes in the Task Manager, then you should be able to see cl.exe running.

I hope this information was helpful.

- Eddie

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