First, let me introduce myself. I was a pretty good C programmer, back when [and very modest as well.] I got into other lines of work and have been out of programming for several years. The other lines of work have ... you have read the headlines, right?
I need to obtain a C++ development kit to brush up my C++. I have an old Turbo C 4.5 SDK, but I can't get it to work with files, including the standard printer. I need something like the Turbo C SDK, but that will allow me to use files to create a couple of applications I need and allow me to get back into programming. I really don't need to buy the whole, expensive Microsoft multiple language SDK package. In fact the only way I could afford to buy that would be via the infamous 'five finger discount.'
I would appreciate recommendations to a C++ SDK that will do what I need and doesn't cost and arm and a leg. I did get the Miracle C SDK. It appears to compile and link OK, but the 'run screen' appears for maybe a second, with no output [not even 'Hello world!'] and then disappears.