is the latest owner of the original Borland C++ compiler
as of July 2008
They still offer version 5.5 (released in August of 2000)
of the Borland C++ compiler for free download,
as well as a trial version of their latest commercial compiler.
|Embarcadero (was Borland)||last update 5-31-2009|
The obvious downside is that this compiler dates back to 2000,
but it does install painlessly and doesn't take up a lot of space
on your hard drive, which is remniscent of Turbo C.
In fact, if you are used to the old Borland Turbo C way of
doing things, you should feel right at home with this compiler. This
free version does
not come with an integrated development environment (IDE).
Everything must be done from the command line.
Also, the license does not allow for commercial software development (i.e.
you cannot sell the software that you develop with this compiler).
The included documentation is
thorough and easy to follow. Unfortunately, this free version of
Borland's compiler generally produces the slowest running executables
according to my Win32 Compiler Comparison