I miss the Watcom C-Compiler...

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greets all, im a new member here...

i do miss that old watcom too... ive just downloaded the OpenWatcom see if it can cure my yearning.. :-)

i've made it to use BP7(borland pascal) IDE for watcom C10, even for the 32bit DOS4GW apps.. but that was long ago, this how i did it:
create make file like always, add option 'run' on makefile, create new tools(macro) on TC/TP/BC/BP IDE that can execute the makefile based on the main file on our project... that's all... edit,compile & link, all can be done in the IDE... :-)
added on the 2010-03-27 04:59:15 by resoftw resoftw
oops.. of course it can be run thru the IDE too...
added on the 2010-03-27 05:01:31 by resoftw resoftw
watcom was (is) not a very good c compiler. the great thing it had was that it was very predictable and easy do understand. a great tool if you knew what you were doing. the inline asm was great. but as a c++ compiler it was medium at best. which could start a big rant that c++ is a failed concept to begin with. anyhow, nowadays the best compiler is intel, the nicest is ms and the suckiest but most common is gcc.
added on the 2010-03-27 05:33:00 by shiva shiva
Now that this thread has came back...

i'm dreaming of a version of vc++ where we could edit the code on multiple monitors. dunno if there's a trick for that.

Visual Studio 2010 allows that :-)
added on the 2010-03-27 08:23:26 by Jcl Jcl
best compiler is intel

Except your target computer has an AMD CPU..
Article: Intel Forced to Remove "Cripple AMD" Function from Compiler?
added on the 2010-03-27 09:12:12 by jua jua
jua: very old news... the compiler is perfectly fine. it was just some libs like crt that would do cpuids and only use the fast path on intel. part of some investigation also, one of my coworkers had to testify "people who care about their performance don't use the default libs anyway". but comparing the disassembly from icc vs. gcc is like day and night.
added on the 2010-03-27 12:52:57 by shiva shiva
@shiva: Is Intel really the best C++ compiler now? I gave up some years ago (2003, IIRC) when I realized that my job was 50% coding and 50% getting rid of unpredictable internal compiler errors.
added on the 2010-03-27 16:07:20 by pan pan
My experience with ICC is different, see this article: SSE intrinsics optimizations in popular compilers.
added on the 2010-03-27 20:17:32 by LiraNuna LiraNuna