From: Mike Allison <>
Date: Wed Nov 24 08:56:44 1999

I have to log in now, I don't remember that, but it's free anyway.

I was going to suggest this, but I thought I might have been seriously wrong
about the Visual C thing....


-----Original Message-----
From: Bob Withers <>
To: Discussion re-collecting of classic computers
Date: Wednesday, November 24, 1999 6:56 AM
Subject: Re: MSVC

>Version 6 was interesting in that it was both DOS and 16 bit OS/2. Version
>7 was the first version of C++ and was for DOS/Win16 only. I think version
>8 was the first version to carry the "Visual C++" label.
>To the original poster, if Quick C is what you are looking for email me, I
>think I have a couple around here. If Borland Turbo C would do as well you
>can download versions 1 through (I think) 2.5 from the web. I've misplaced
>the URL but perhaps some kind soul here will provide it.
>At 07:42 PM 11/23/99 -0800, you wrote:
>>You're probably thinking of Microsoft Quick C for DOS.
>>It had a "low-resolution" (character) graphics interface
>>and was available for DOS as well as Windows 3.1.
>>If you search the Internet for surplus software sites,
>>you might find a copy around; I seem to remember seeing
>>some sites in the past that had older stuff like this,
>>but I don't recall exactly where.
>>If you are comfortable with a command-line interface,
>>Microsoft C Version 6.0 was probably best version of
>>Microsoft C before Visual C++ (Version 8) came out.
>>Bill Farmer wrote:
>>> Do you know where I can purchase a copy of Microsoft Visual C. I do
>>> not wnat C++, just plain old Visual C for compiling in DOS.
Received on Wed Nov 24 1999 - 08:56:44 GMT

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