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Eric Brine
September 1, 2011 20:51
Re: Drop support for Borland compiler on Win32?
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On Thu, Sep 1, 2011 at 7:23 PM, Steve Hay <>wrote:
> Even a newer version probably wouldn't be worth supporting: there seem to
> be practically no users, and it's past its useful life anyway now that there
> are other free alternatives (which I think there weren't when support for it
> was first added).

And if we look at the alternatives, there are two maintained free

   - mingw, used to build Strawberry Perl, used by Strawberry Perl and
   ActivePerl users to build modules.
   - MS's cl, used by ActiveState to build Perl, used by ActivePerl users to
   build modules.

Anyone releasing binary libraries these days would release something
compatible with these.

The only downside I can see would be a possible lack of ability to link to
binary libraries built using BCC. There can't be many of those?? And a
company desperate enough to use those can still use a relatively modern

 - Eric

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