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From: Tobias Schwinger (tschwinger_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-12-02 14:37:37

Vladimir Prus wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm again lost in versions and brand names, this time with borland.
> Our regression tests use borland-5.6.4 and borland-5.8.2. Is this right
> that those are command line tools that are part of big box with IDE and things?
> Is 5.6.4 part of thing called CBuilderX?

"Borland C++ 5.6.4 for Win32 Copyright (c) 1993, 2002 Borland"
was shipped with CBuilder6 and some versions of CBuilderX.

"Borland C++ 5.6.5 for Win32 Copyright (c) 1993, 2004 Borland"
was only shipped with some versions of CBuilderX, AFAIK.

Not much (no?) difference, frontend-wise.

> Is that product alive?

Don't know. IIRC, the only non-quirky software on that CD was
located in a directory called "boost", so probably not ;-).

> What is 5.8.2? Is it "C++ Builder 2006", as described on:


> Is it save to assume that those free 5.5.1 command line tools are hopelessy
> out of date?

They're still available for download ;-). 5.5. has a recognizably
worse frontend than 5.6.*, but it's still not /that/ much of a


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