What Programming Language is best for Mechanical Engineers?
setting up a free compiler could be a waste of time, it seems more important to me to make a decision right from the beginning as to what compiler to use, if possible, and then stick with that. It is going to be very expensive, timewise, to learn C++, so if money is not a major consideration .........
relearning can be avoided with a quality compiler. Less frustration.
One needs to find comfort within a certain (quality) framework right from the beginning. (My opinion)