TURBO C/C++: Installer and Installation - Getting Started Answers to Common Questions

This post is for beginners who are either trying to use Turbo C/C++ for programming. Some frequently encountered problem and theirs solution in following series is presented as Getting Started in TURBO C/C++.Please give your valuable feedback to improve usability of this post.Thank You.
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Question: How do I install Turbo C++?

Answer: Run the INSTALL program from the INSTALL/HELP disk. To start the installation, change your current drive to the one that has the install program on it and type INSTALL. You will be given instructions in a box at the bottom of the screen for each prompt. For example, if you will be installing from drive A:, type:

At this point, the INSTALL program will appear with menus selections and descriptions to guide you through the installation process.

Question: How do I run Turbo C++?

Answer: After you have installed Turbo C++, type "TC" from the DOS prompt and you're ready to go.

Question: What is the difference between TC.EXE and TCC.EXE?

Answer: The Turbo C++ package comes with two compilers, an Integrated Environment named TC.EXE and a command-line compiler named TCC.EXE. The Integrated Environment combines the command-line compiler with an integrated editor, linker, debugger, and other useful features (such as pop-up and pull-down menus, full keyword and mouse support, and so on). The command-line version runs from the DOS command line. Please refer to the Turbo C++ User's Guide for details on using both systems.

[next]Question: What is a configuration file?

Answer: A configuration file tells Turbo C++ what options to default to and where to look for its library and header files. TC.EXE looks for a configuration file named TCCONFIG.TC, and TCC.EXE looks for a file named TURBOC.CFG.

Question: How do I create a configuration file?

Answer: When you run the INSTALL program it creates a configuration file named TURBOC.CFG for TCC.EXE. This file is just an ASCII file which you can change with any text editor. It contains the path information for the library and header files for TCC.EXE to use. The INSTALL program does not create a TCCONFIG.TC file for TC.EXE because it installs the directory information directly into TC.EXE. You can create a configuration file for TC.EXE by running Turbo C++, setting your options however you want to set them, and typing Alt-O/S. 


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