Thread: Difference B/W Turbo C++ Compiler , Boroland 5 compiler and MS Visual C++ Compiler?

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    Difference B/W Turbo C++ Compiler , Boroland 5 compiler and MS Visual C++ Compiler?

    i m a beginner for c and i just switched to BOroland and Ms Visua c compilers...

    But i dont know how to use it...even a small single pgm , i m not able to compile and get the output.Is there any tutorial to use that?
    if not then please can some one guide me about that.

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    Turbo C/C++ was the lower cost and somewhat stripped down version of the Borland C/C++ IDE. Several version were for DOS only (but run fine in a console window of WindowsXP), while the later versions were for Windows, as well. I'm not sure about ver. 5, iirc, that was the first version designed for Windows, but it's been a long time.

    MS Visual C++ is certainly the more modern and extensive compiler, and would have to be the compiler of choice for almost anything, today. As a true Windows program, and 32 bit, VS has access to a much larger amount of memory, with a larger range for all the data types.

    I believe the only people who should be using Turbo C are those who either are required to do so by their instructor, or who are already quite familiar with it, and only want to program smaller console programs, with it.

    For installation, VS should have it's installer info right with the program files. Is there a readme.txt file or install.bat?

    For Borland or Turbo install directions, the directions are included with the compressed package you download. Just uncompress it (it's a zip archive as I recall), and you'll see it.
    Last edited by Adak; 02-04-2008 at 02:11 AM.

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    In Visual C++ you have to create a project, add source and header files (or create new ones). You then write into those files, and when you want to compile you just click on the build button if you have the build toolbar, or click on Build -> Build Project. You could alternatively press F7.

    As of Turbo C++, I'm pretty sure there's a build or compile button somewhere in there. I've used it before but I don't remember exactly how to do it.

    Of course, you could always use command line compilers with source files you write using the IDEs if you can't -or don't want to- use the integrated one.
    I might not be a pro, but I'm usually right

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