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From: Nicola Musatti (Nicola.Musatti_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-12-02 17:16:29

Tobias Schwinger wrote:
> 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.

More precisely, bcc32 5.6.4 is the command line compiler obtained by
applying Update 4 to Borland's C++ Builder 6 product. CBuilderX was a
sort of compiler agnostic IDE, even if the 5.6.4 compiler was shipped
with it. Although it dates back to 2003 5.6.4 is the last C++ compiler
officially issued by Borland before BCB 2006.

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

As far as I can tell this version of the compiler was never made
publicly available.

> Not much (no?) difference, frontend-wise.
>> Is that product alive?

Not according to Borland, as far as I know. On the other hand I believe
that a relevant portion of Borland's user base hasn't moved on to BCB
2006. In a way it's not much different than still supporting VC++ 7.0 or
7.1, or gcc 3.x .

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

More precisely it is the result of applying Update 2 to C++ Builder
2006. It's the only 5.8.x version worth considering.

Nicola Musatti

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