What are the differences between the DOS and Windows versions of your products?

The DOS and Windows versions of our compilers have the same set of supported features (source code compiled with one will be identical to source code compiled with the other), but differ in the following ways:

  • The Windows compiler supports Windows long file names; the DOS compiler does not.
  • The Windows compiler has a Windows-based development environment that provides quick and easy access to the compiler, the linker and to your other software tools. The DOS compiler has a much simpler shell which runs the compiler, editor and other tools. (You are not required to use either environment if you already have a preferred development environment.)