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TC3 is NOT free, only TC1 is and I'd not advise that to anyone learning C++.
It's a pre-ANSI compiler which does not confirm to current language standards.
For the oldtimers and collectors it's a blast from the past, a reminder of the good old days. http://bdn.borland.com/museum
>It's one of the best C++ compilers out there, has the highest ANSI
>compliance of them all (at least for the Win/Tel platform) and excellent performance.
Um, no? Borland 5.5 is nice for an older compiler, but it's far from the most conforming, which is Comeau, and it fails to make the top 5 in compliance.
>I turned off pm because someone started spamming me.
Nobody has ever spammed my private messages. Either I'm liked too much, liked to little, or the flaming I give people when they send me an inappropriate PM is sufficient to quell the desire. ;)
Comeau may be a conforming c++ compiler but it contains no C support, no standard libraries either C or C++ and no STL. You have to get all that from someplace else. And as far as I can tell it is only command-line driven c++ compiler with no IDE -- no big deal for *nix programmers because they work in the ancient past anyway.
For MS-DOS, the best FREE conforming compiler is Dev-C++ from bloodshed.net. There are better compilers, but they are not free.
>Comeau may be a conforming c++ compiler but it contains no C support
Who said anything about C? As far as I can tell, you're the first person to mention anything but C++ in this thread.
>You have to get all that from someplace else
It's a good thing Comeau links you to Dinkumware's excellent standard C and C++ libraries then... :rolleyes:
>And as far as I can tell it is only command-line driven c++ compiler with no IDE
Anyone with half a brain can get Textpad on Windows and link a command line compiler with it. I think kids these days are too reliant on IDE's to solve all of their problems anyway.
>For MS-DOS, the best FREE conforming compiler is Dev-C++ from bloodshed.net.
MS-DOS? Have you gone senile? Dev-C++ is primarily a semi-decent IDE wrapped around GCC and ported for Windows. I have serious doubts that GCC could even run on DOS, much less with anything remotely resembling Dev-C++'s IDE. But yes, GCC is a more than acceptable compiler(s). MS-DOS...ironic that you were talking about *nix programmers working in the ancient past two sentences ago... :rolleyes:
you are quite right -- I should have said MS-Windows, not MS-DOS (which is almost, but not quite, a dead os). That was just a slip-of-the-fingers :)
Never heard of Textpad program. I'll google around for it. I do all my programming with Microsoft tools (VC++ 6.0 and eVC++ 3.0/4.0 compilers). I love vi when doing *nix programming, which isn't all that often.