I would like to be able to compile C and C++ code under the Windows environment without using an IDE, just by using the Windows Command prompt (cmd.exe).
I come from Linux, where you are be able to install the gcc package with just a command in the terminal:
$ sudo apt install gcc
I'm wondering whether there's a C/C++ compiler collection in a package inside the Windows install directories, similar to the Linux ones, that I can just install.
What else motivates me to pose this question is:
Because the Windows kernel and the Windows API are written in C, and many of the high-level programmes in the final Windows 10 release are written in C++, it would make sense to supply an appropriate compiler suite as well.
This is my mental model; it does not have to correspond to reality.
Thank you for your assistance.