Conio.h Library?

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    Conio.h Library?

    I was just wondering where I could find a working conio library for Microsoft Visual C++ 6.0. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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    >I was just wondering where I could find a working conio library for Microsoft Visual C++ 6.0.
    #include <conio.h>
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    Yeah, I'm not stupid... The one I have doesn't work properly and some parts don't work at all.

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    Each conio library is different. Try adrianxw's tutorial for some alternatives if certain things aren't working.

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    In fact try a more modern compiler.
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
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    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    Ugh...Download a modern compiler: http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/express/default.aspx
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    I'm working through school so it will be quite hard to use a different compiler. I can probably find a way if there is no way around it but it is quite a hassle.
    Thanks for the prompt replies!

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    Also, if your conio is COMPLETELY broken, try google'ing for conio.h and compying that into yours.
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    Here is a place for downloading these headers: http://www.koders.com/c/fid990B3D848...load%2Bconio.h
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    > Here is a place for downloading these headers
    Mmm - does that work?
    http://faq.cprogramming.com/cgi-bin/...&id=1043284385

    > I'm working through school so it will be quite hard to use a different compiler.
    All the more reason to stop using conio.h at all, and learn to use standard C.
    By learning standard C, you make "which compiler" a non issue since your code should work on any compiler.
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    Change compilers. Get MinGW that can be as simple to install as peeling a banana if you download the Dev-C++ IDE.

    If then you really want to use conio, you can download conio2 for MinGW from http://conio.sourceforge.net/
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    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    >> I'm working through school so it will be quite hard to use a different compiler.

    I feel your pain - we have to use VS 6 at University
    The only conio function I've ever found any use for is getch().
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    I'm confused...

    Has Microsoft decided to give away VC 6.0 for free? If not, why do universities force students to buy it?
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    > Has Microsoft decided to give away VC 6.0 for free? If not, why do universities force students to buy it?
    For the same twisted and warped logic which says they must use TurboC at other places.

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    I know my code works with this compiler, and I can't be arsed to either make sure it works with other compilers, or check that the code is ANSI compatible to make the whole "which compiler" issue go away.
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