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Borland C and Microsoft Visual C

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MS
Hi,

I'm trying to find out whether Borland C 4.5 and MVC still exist. I'm
doing so as I have code that was compiled by them originally and
wnated to recompile it using that code to do some testing.

I've looked online and it seems like there's only the C++ version of
them around. Could I just use the C++ compiler to compile my C
stuff??

Thanking you,
MS
Nov 14 '05 #1
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"MS" <mi**********@hotmail.com> wrote
I've looked online and it seems like there's only the C++ version of
them around. Could I just use the C++ compiler to compile my C
stuff??

C++ always come with a packaged C compiler. Usually you just give your C
files a .c extension and they will be compiled as C. There are a few minor
incompatibilites which mean that C cannot be compiled as C++ unless you
deliberately write it to be compilable under both languages.
Nov 14 '05 #2

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On 17 Oct 2004 16:57:36 -0700, mi**********@hotmail.com (MS) wrote in
comp.lang.c:
Hi,

I'm trying to find out whether Borland C 4.5 and MVC still exist. I'm
doing so as I have code that was compiled by them originally and
wnated to recompile it using that code to do some testing.

I've looked online and it seems like there's only the C++ version of
them around. Could I just use the C++ compiler to compile my C
stuff??

Thanking you,
MS


Note that questions like this about specific compilers are really
off-topic here, as it has nothing to do with the language itself.

But there was never either a Borland C 4.5 or a Microsoft Visual C.
All of Borland's 'Borland' compilers, as opposed to their 'Turbo'
compilers, later than 2.0 were called Borland C++, and 4.5 is long
obsolete. Microsoft never shipped a compiler called "Visual C", all
of them with Visual in the name were Visual C++, and there are version
numbers from 1.0 through 8.0 which is currently in beta.

All Borland and Microsoft C++ compilers include a C compiler as well.

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Nov 14 '05 #3

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In article <6s********************************@4ax.com>, Jack Klein
<ja*******@spamcop.net> writes
On 17 Oct 2004 16:57:36 -0700, mi**********@hotmail.com (MS) wrote in
comp.lang.c:
Hi,

I'm trying to find out whether Borland C 4.5 and MVC still exist. I'm
doing so as I have code that was compiled by them originally and
wnated to recompile it using that code to do some testing.

I've looked online and it seems like there's only the C++ version of
them around. Could I just use the C++ compiler to compile my C
stuff??

Thanking you,
MS


Note that questions like this about specific compilers are really
off-topic here, as it has nothing to do with the language itself.

But there was never either a Borland C 4.5 or a Microsoft Visual C.
All of Borland's 'Borland' compilers, as opposed to their 'Turbo'
compilers, later than 2.0 were called Borland C++, and 4.5 is long
obsolete.

BC++ V5.5 IS available as a FREE download from Borland. Only the
command line versions but it is still there.
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