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From: Edward Diener (eddielee_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-05-28 18:38:34

Vladimir Prus wrote:
> Edward Diener wrote:
>>> Assertion failed ..... config_file.cpp(144) :
>>> isTmplSpecSym(sym) ....
>>> I've just installed CBuilderX Personal, and tried to compile the
>>> library with that compiler. The interesting thing is that compiler
>>> has 5.6.4 as version string, the symbol __BORLANDC__ is defined to
>>> be 0x0564, but I don't get that error, and get some other errors.
>>> What could be the reason?
>> The base CBX Personal uses the exact same compiler as C++ Builder 6.
> Hmm.. then the different results are a mistery for me.
>> There
>> is an update on Borland's site for installing the new 6.0 version of
>> the compiler for CBX. However I honestly don't feel that Borland is
>> working on C++ any more and would not be surprised if they just
>> dropped the product instead of letting it die a slow death.
> Why do you think so? And does it mean there's no point in supporting
> borland?

Borland has dropped support for C++ Builder. Their new product, CBX, is
essentially a beta-version product with little functionality and grossly
overpriced. They promised letters detailing how they would support their C++
Builder customers but never delivered them. Essentially they are doing
nothing to support C++ anymore. I personally would not count on them to
deliver anything in the C++ arena but you are free to support whatever they
have of course. For myself, as a former C++ Builder customer, I will not be
wasting any time supporting them in any way in the future unless they
drastically change their commitment and attitude to the C++ language. But I
very much doubt this will happen.

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