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Hi, I was wondering if the free Borland Command line compiler had any limitations. I know it can build executables that are WIN32 and DOS, but it can build DLL''s or Libraries also? Also is there any reason there are no quality IDE enviroments for this compiler like others? Did Borland say it was forbidden? or something. Thanks for all your help. Thomas Szafran

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Hi, I was wondering if the free Borland Command line compiler had any limitations. I know it can build executables that are WIN32 and DOS, but it can build DLL''s or Libraries also? Also is there any reason there are no quality IDE enviroments for this compiler like others? Did Borland say it was forbidden? or something.



- Not that I am aware of.
- Probably, with the right flags. Check the command-line help.
- Because making an IDE isn''t a trivial task. Especially when users demand ''quality''.
- Read the license; I doubt they did.

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I know it can build .LIB (use TLIB after BCC32 -c)... and I don''t think it can build DOS executable.

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Hi !

The free compiler can creat anything that can be created with C++ Builder. The only limitations are :

- No IDE. I don''t remember the link, but there are some free IDE on the net that can be configured to use BCC. I didn''t try them yet, so I cannot tell how good they are.
Otherwise you should have a good text editor and learn to use make.
(oh, and learn to bear with dos shell )

- No VC (Visual Class) lib included. This is the lib Borland use to build the gui. (like the MFC by Microsoft). So you cannot compile a C++ Builder project I guess.



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