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    console graphics

    in turbo header file for graphics is graphics.h
    I could not find this file in dev c++ compiler.Is it not a standard file or is there any alternative header in this particular compiler

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    I used to use it too.
    It's not a standard one.
    You'll have to go for something like OpenGL???

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    Use the package manager to download LibSDL.
    Then look around www.libsdl.org for tutorials and examples.

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    It might be free, it might not, not sure anymore..

    but search for Borland C++'s Turbo compiler...

    It is included there :d.
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    i'm alredy having turbo c++.Just I wanted to use ANSI specification.

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    > i'm alredy having turbo c++.Just I wanted to use ANSI specification.
    There is no graphics in ANSI-C
    Which means whatever graphics you do have is specific in some way to the compiler and OS you're using.
    Which also means if you change OS/Compiler, then you may be looking for another graphics library.

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    It might be free, it might not, not sure anymore..

    but search for Borland C++'s Turbo compiler...

    It is included there :d.
    Version 2.0 is free.

    But you can get another free compiler in the form of Dev-C++, which is 1e1000 times better.

    Dev-C++ works with the SDL.
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    You might have a look at: WinBGIm. It kind of leads you to think that you might be doing graphics in a Windows Console but really it's a GUI window that simulates the old Borland stuff.

    If you take the file from the first link and unzip it, you have to place a few header files in DevC++ include folder and allow conio.h to overwrite. Then there's a couple of .a files to place in the lib folder.

    I have successfully built and ran the Borland "bgidemo", something I haven't done since the early 90's. In short, I started a new console project in DevC++, Added -lbgi and -lgui32 to the linker options, and changed the target type to Win32 GUI.

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    Code:
     Dev-C++, which is 1e1000 times better.
    Why it takes so long time to compile in dev c++

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    I don't know. Perhaps it performs some optimizations. Check the resulting executable size. Or perhaps (since it's a Windows program) it's just more compilicated for Dev-C++ to compile.
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    Nope,it's the reverse case
    On executing following program
    Code:
    int main()
    {
    return(0);
    }
    Code:
    Result                    Size of exe file                 Time taken to compile
    Turbo C++3             4.92KB                                   less than a second                                    
    Dev 4.9.9.2               15KB                                     4 seconds(approx)

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    1. dev-c++ probably implements the C++ standard a lot better than that old fossil
    2. dev-c++ probably diagnoses a lot more errors than that old fossil

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    That old crap probably not even creates a Windows Console Subsystem executable, but a pure DOS executable.
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