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    After a little look around, I've concluded that saying that only 1% to 2% of Windows compilers do not support conio.h is unjustified. That statistic is saying that if I was to download 100 different Windows compilers, only 1 or 2 of them would support conio.h.


    If you don't know the difference between targeting a system and running on a system you shouldn't be talking about this at all.
    WaltP states that it was a partial list - I believe WaltP has found a list of compilers, then copy and pasted them into the quick reply without discrimination. To me WaltP's argument seems to be based on opinion instead of fact.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Click_here View Post
    WaltP states that it was a partial list - I believe WaltP has found a list of compilers, then copy and pasted them into the quick reply without discrimination.
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    I see Turbo C and Turbo C++ on the list of compilers, as well as Borland. The early version of these did not support Windows, but some of the latter versions did. With only minor differences, they were the same compiler. Pelles C supports Windows, and all the above compilers, support conio.h.

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    Help us understand where you are coming from WaltP - What Windows compilers do not support conio.h?
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    I think Adak already provided relevant clarification in post #4 concerning the "make your own loop with the getch() function" issue.

    Trying to refute or justify the "1 - 2%" claim is just noise at this point. Whether it is true or false does not matter. What matters is whether the recommendation applies to Arbyn Acosta's compiler and OS setup.

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    All those compilers have Windows versions, including Ritchie. I removed all compilers from the original list that has no Windows versions.
    Dev-C++ is not a compiler, but anyway...

    Quote Originally Posted by WaltP
    I recommend not stating "all Windows C compilers implemented conio.h" unless it's true.
    I recommend just stating that not all Windows C compilers provide conio.h, then asking Arbyn Acosta to state what is his/her compiler. By attempting to pick a fight on a point that might not matter in the end, you just derailed this thread.
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