16-bit compiler?

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    Question 16-bit compiler?

    hello. i was wondering if someone could please give me a link to a free 16-bit compiler for DOS, it can also be 32-bit, but it must support 16-bit. thanks alot guys

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    Try the FAQ
    And strangely enough, look under compilers.
    All spelling mistakes, syntatical errors and stupid comments are intentional.

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    Um, why would you want to use a 16 bit compiler instead of a 32 bit compiler if you had a choice?

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    c_coder that doesn't have anything with 16-bit compiles they are all 32-bit

    prelude the reason is because i want to leanr how to program graphics in DOS, and all the tutorials i have found say i need a 16-bit compiler

    anymore links guys? thanks

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    Search google for a 32 bit compiler that has 16 bit DOS libraries as add ons. That's probably the easiest way, though you may find a 16 bit compiler in your search.

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    if he was writing an os and his boot sector didnt switch over to protected mode he would have another reason to use a 16 bit compiler.

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    Cool

    I don't know how useful this is, but I do know that borland has released their old Turbo C++ 1.1. You can find it in the museum on their community site community.borland.com.

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    openwatcom.org
    can compile 16 & 32 to 16bit and 32bit code to pe and flat binary formats.

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    bcc (the non-borland one)

    bcc, part of the Dev86 kit

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    It depend on which operating system you are using. You might find some compatability problems if you are using Win2k Pro or XP because Win16 is virtual, the system API is Win32.

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    >hello. i was wondering if someone could please give me a link to
    >a free 16-bit compiler for DOS,

    Pacific C is a good one.

    www.htsoft.com/products/pacific.html

    On the site of Borland, you can download free old DOS compilers, like Turbo C, which are 16 bit. You have to login for that, but it is free.

    Perhaps there is a 16 bit port of GCC for DOS, not sure about that.

    Also DigitalMars can generate 16 bit code.

    www.digitalmars.com/

    And these don't fit your needs, check out

    www.thefreecountry.com/developercity/

    for free 16-bit compilers.

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