just how long does it take your compiler to compile a small C program anyway? What version of MS-Windows or MS-DOS is running on your computer. How fast is the hard drive and RAM ? Have you run a virus scanner and a SpyWare scanner ? If your computer is an 80x88 1.4Mz CPU (yes I had one of those 15 years ago) then yes, you can read the novel War And Peace between compiles.