This was advertised as a good compiler for "beginners" YEA RIGHT! I have a book and whatever I can find online to teach me the basics. I can't even get passed the damn compiler install. These are "beginner" instructions.
Getting Started with Borland C++ Free Command Line Tools and Turbo Debugger
Instructions on how to setup the following Tools in TextPad:
* Borland C++ free command line tools and turbo debugger.
* Create a Windows (Win32) Application.
* Create a Windows (Win32) DLL.
* Create a DEBUG version of a Windows (Win32) Application.
* Run a DEBUG version of a Windows (Win32) Application.
* Create a DEF file named output.def from the code for the DLL you are writing, so you can verify it is the same as the def file you wrote for your DLL.
* Make sure the file you are modifying is not read-only.
To Install Borland's Free Command Line Tools:
Then, on the root of your c drive,
1. Add the following to the end of your c:\autoexec.bat
Then, in your C:\Borland\bcc55\Bin directory,
1. Create a file called bcc32.cfg file which will set the compiler options for the Include and Lib paths (-I and -L switches to compiler) by adding these lines:
2. Create an ilink32.cfg file which will set the linker option for the Lib path by adding this line:
Finally, install the turbo debugger to the same location.
YOU HAVE GOT TO BE JOKING! Can someone either break this down for someone starting out or please just point me in the direction of a REAL BEGINNER compiler program. This is ridiculous and very frustrating for someone just starting out on their own.