[tpm] Any Borland C/C++ users in the group?

Indy Singh indy at indigostar.com
Wed Jan 23 07:29:41 PST 2008

> Advice would be appreciated.
Don't do it.

A long time ago Borland C/C++ compiler was used to build Perl for Windows.  That build became an orphan.  Today there are better 

You can use GCC under the Cygwin environment or there is also now a free version of the Microwsoft C/C++ compiler.

The main issue you have to deal with is that the Configure script which is used to create the makefile and other header files needed 
to run 'make' is a shell script.  The shell script won't run under windows unless you use Cygwin, then the output produced is only 
suitable for a Unix like system so you have to feed the makefile into a Cygwin 'make' and use GCC.

If someone has already created the makefile and header files for Windows then you can use the compiler that they are targeted for, 
otherwise you are going to have to hack them manaully.  This is probably many days of work.

Indy Singh
IndigoSTAR Software -- www.indigostar.com

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> I'm trying to use the compiler to port Perl 6 to Windows, and it's giving
> problems. Advice would be appreciated.
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