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Turbo C++ Editor’s Review
Before the fancy flashy user interfaces and programming tools of the modern day, compilers like Turbo C 3.0 were the best way to develop your applications, and the program is not without its uses today.
Old School Programming
Turbo C, followed by Turbo C++, was a popular compiler in the late eighties and early nineties. Version 3.0, with Windows compatibility, was released in 1991. Although other versions followed, Turbo 3.0 was almost universally considered to be the most stable – always an important consideration when programming!
Sadly, by the mid-nineties Turbo C had been generally abandoned in favour of compilers with a more modern interface and functionality. Although the graphics interface is primitive by today’s standards, Turbo C is still perfectly adequate for the development of applications and compilation of the code to obtain executable files. It probably won’t be able to handle massive programs, but for teaching yourself the ropes of C or C++ it’s a quick, easy and free way to get started. The nostalgia factor also can’t be beaten – anyone who learned C++ in the early nineties and wants to check out their first programs will find Turbo C 3.0 a perfect blast from the past.
Conclusion. While you won’t be using Turbo C 3.0 to develop the next big first person shooter it fulfils its role as a C and C++ compiler well. The old-school interface might take a little time to get used to, but Turbo C 3.0 is perfect for those who want a simple effective compiler for small C or C++ programs.