TurboC (was: 8" floppy project

From: Fred Cisin <cisin_at_xenosoft.com>
Date: Mon Aug 9 19:07:01 2004

On Tue, 10 Aug 2004, Philip Pemberton wrote:
> Visual C. *spit*.

There are some people who really like its capabilities.
Also, the guy who teaches C++ makes his students use it.
But for a FIRST semester student, if it's used as the
default compiler, MOST of the semester will be taken up
with learning the tools.

> I prefer GCC - on RISC OS I use GCCSDK, on Win32 I use MinGW and on Linux I
> use the "normal" IA-32 GCC.
> For DOS16 work, I tend to use the freeware Digital Mars C++ compiler.

There are a LOT of compilers that are better suited for LEARNING C than
Visual C is! I send my students to:

And, I finally got the lab for my class switched to a lab
that also has a few Macs! Now, students who want to try
something else will have the opportunity.

> > depends on what kind of "real work" you WANT to do.
> > It works [sort of] as an application launcher.
> > But most of all, IT WILL GET OUT OF THE WAY when you
> > want to do "real work".
> Very nice when you want to, oh, say, take over the disc controller and make
> it read some oddball format or other :)

but also handy for things like screen capture, or background TSRs

Grumpy Ol' Fred     		cisin_at_xenosoft.com
Received on Mon Aug 09 2004 - 19:07:01 BST

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