Re: Borland C++ compiler 5.0.1 needed

=?ISO-8859-1?Q?Erik_Wikstr=F6m?= <>
Fri, 22 Jun 2007 10:37:28 GMT
On 2007-06-22 01:12, Henry wrote:

JohnQ wrote:

The source code files are separate from the project file. The project
file organizes the source tree into compilation units, organizes the
workspace and the like. You can rebuild the application program(s)
with another compiler by introducing the files into the new compiler
system's environment (or use make files). It's not a "push this
button" kind of thing. It sounds like you may be in over your head a bit.


"Henry" <> wrote in message

We have the project files, but we did not write it - it was provided
by another group in the company, and at least part of was done
off-shore. Whoever did it originally is long gone, and just getting
the source code was a struggle all by itself. So, now that we have
to update the software, we need to be able to look at it at in
detail... which means, as I'm told, getting the compiler with which
it was written.

JohnQ wrote:

"Henry" <> wrote in message

I am looking for a copy of Borland C++ 5.0.1. I have a project at
work that was written using this version, and cannot open the
project files with a later (or an earlier) version. If you know
where a copy would be available, please let me know. Thanks!

Why not create a new project in some other IDE with the source files
(or better yet, some makefiles)? Perhaps you want the exact compiler
settings and stuff that are hidden away in the proprietary project
files? That's why production code should be built with makefiles,
IMO. I have 5.02 installed on my machine still, but I don't know
what good that will do ya. To actually import to Borland's
(CodeGear's) new environment, you'd probably have to have some/all
the in-between releases of C++ Builder.


Actually we're not in over our heads - I gave the wrong information
in my original message. The problem isn't with project files - the
problem lies with class libraries, which changed between versions. My
colleague cannot compile the project because of compile-time errors,
with messages something like, "Function does not match the library
definition." For example, in one compiler version, there is the
variable bool. The other version (I don't remember if it's the
earlier or the later version) the variable is BOOL. In any case, the
class definitions changed from version 5.0.0 to version 5.0.1, so we
are stuck. (Sorry I was mistaken earlier.)


So, that is actually why we need the slightly later version of the
compiler. Again, if anyone can be of help, we'd greatly appreciate
it. Thank you for your responses.

First of, please don't post HTML-messages, see your newsreader's
documentation about how to fix this. Second, please don't top-post, your
replies belong below the text you are replying to (I've fixed it here).

As to your problem, if the code is important it might well be worth the
effort to "fix" it so that it compiles on a modern compiler and it might
be easier than trying to find the correct version (and getting it to
run) of Borland.

Erik Wikstr?m

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