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Compatibility woes / deprecation TURBO stuff (Miscellaneous)

posted by DOS386(R), 24.02.2009, 05:17

> If DJGPP really stops, Dos is dead.

They stopped DOS support 10 years ago. Are you able to use the BUGzilla now ? Maybe someone should port GCC to DOS ASAP :hungry:

> Turbo C++ 1.01 is "dead" but still used by FreeDOS many years after

> + small
> + fast (even can use EMS or XMS for even faster speeds)
> + 16-bit code (which GCC still lacks)
> + supports ANSI C and C++ AT&T 2.0

no C99

> + runs on 16-bit cpus

heh, unique ... :-|

> + all models: tiny through huge
> + nice IDE
> + nice help / function reference

> - DOS only (no cross compiling supported)

This is not a con :-P

> - no newer C++ features (generics, templates, etc.)

nor C99

> - 186/286 optimizations at most (useless for 99% of the world)

What did you expect from a 16-bit compiler ? 8086 is enough :-)

> - OpenWatcom is better in most ways (but needs 386+ to host)

+ the bloat :-(

> Besides, there even a DOS extender that works with it

pulled one more coffin from its grave ? :lol3: What's unique on it ?

This is a LOGITECH mouse driver, but some software expect here
the following string:*** This is Copyright 1983 Microsoft ***


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