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HELP, Borland C++ compiler 5.5 won´t start

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You write the .c and .cpp files in notepad (or some better text editor or IDE) then do something along the lines of "bcc32 c:\abc\myfile.cpp" at the command line. By typing "bcc32" in a command prompt you can see a list of switches and options (you can do "bcc32 > out.txt" and they will be dumped into out.txt). The help files (.hlp) also have information for you.

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If you need an editor for your program files, there are a couple of free ones that can at least do syntax highlighting. One of them that I''ve used before for writing Java apps for school was TextPad. With it you could even set it up so that it would run the compiler for you.

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you might want to try the V IDE - has special stuff for Borland.
Don''t remember the URL. It''s in my links (rsn.gamedev.net), or it''ll come somewhere near the top of google if you type "vide"

even if not, go there anyway. They have better notes on setting up bcc32 than Borland does

good luck

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Another good option is Programmer''s File Editor available at
http://www.lancs.ac.uk/people/cpaap/pfe/

It lets you set up your own help files on the menu and easy looks up information. You can download them from Borland including one pretty big about Win32 API with some OpenGL. If you have this one as the default help file do you onle have to press Ctrl+F1 and information about the function that the prompt is on is displayed.

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