One thing I don't like about C is how so many IDEs put things between me and my code. They force me to make solutions when all I want is a simple .c file, and they have cluttered displays when all I want is a text editor with some basic context coloring.
Python's IDLE, while far from a perfect system, offers simplicity, letting me see exactly how my code works without any clutter.
I'm then looking for an equivalent program for C that has the following features:
- Can run the code easily (like how IDLE runs code with F5)
- Basic context coloring
- Ability to collapse
Notepad++ can do the context coloring and the collapsible blocks, but does not seem to have an easy way to run the .c file.
It must run on Windows 8 and it must be gratis.