In many of my previous posts especially in the Programming section, I have used C as the programming language for writing the programs. If you’re new to C programming and find it difficult to compile the C source codes then this post is for you.
Here is a step-by-step procedure to install Borland C++ compiler 5.5 on your PC and compile the C programs.
How to Install Borland C++ compiler?
Follow the below steps to install Borland C++ compiler 5.5 on your PC:
- Download Borland C++ compiler 5.5 (for Windows platform) from the following link:
- After you download, run the file C++5.51.exe. The default installation path would be:
How to configure Borland C++ compiler?
Here is a step-by-step instruction on how to configure the compiler:
- After you install Borland C++ compier, create two new Text Documents.
- Open the first New Text Document.txt file and add the following two lines into it:
Save changes and close the file. Now rename the file from New Text Document.txt to bcc32.cfg.
- Open the second New Text Document (2).txt file and add the following line into it:
Save changes and close the file. Rename the file from New Text Document (2).txt to ilink32.cfg.
- Now copy the two files bcc32.cfg and ilink32.cfg, navigate to C:\Borland\BCC55\Bin and paste them.
How to Compile the C Source Code (.C files)?
Here is a detailed instruction on how to compile C source codes:
- You need to place the .C (example.c) file to be compiled in the following location:
- Now go to the command prompt (Start->Run->type cmd->Enter)
- Make the following path as the present working directory (use the CD command):
- To compile the file (example.c) use the following command:
- Now if there exists no error in the source code, you’ll get a compiled executable module (example.exe) in the same location (C:\Borland\BCC55\Bin).
- Now you have successfully compiled the source code into an executable file(.exe file).