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Nobody said anything about an O/S or popularity of a platform for developing.

If you REALLY want to learn C and, more importantly, how to debug the code you write, doing it without an IDE is a good way to do it. It forces you to go back and research every line of code you write and really understand how that line works.

I started by "writing code", literally with paper and pencil, from books on CPU's and machines that I would never have access to. I've written code in environments without the benefit of a debugger and had to learn to use other statements in the code to help with peeking into the variables. When .NET 1.0 came out as a beta, I was writing code in Notepad and using the command line compilers to learn how this whole new world worked.

Debuggers and IDE are luxuries. Learn the skills without them and you won't be screwed when you're confronted by an environment where you don't have them. You'd be surprised at how often that happens.

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