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<h1>Digital Mars C/C++ Compilers</h1>

<h2>Downloaded Version</h2>

The documentation is available online at:
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	<a href="http://www.digitalmars.com/">www.digitalmars.com</a>
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Much more software (over 300Mb) comes with the CD version, available at:
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	<a href="http://www.digitalmars.com/shop.html">www.digitalmars/shop.html</a>
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Many useful additional utilities are available:
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	<a href="http://www.digitalmars.com/eup.html" title="Extended Utility Package">Extended Utility Package</a>
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For tech support, please use our <a href="http://www.digitalmars.com/drn-bin/wwwnews?newsgroups=*">online forums</a>.
These are also accessible as
<a href="http://www.digitalmars.com/NewsGroup.html" title="tech support & discussion">News Groups</a>.


<h3>Installing the Downloaded Version</h3>

Digital Mars has a different view of installation than most software products.
It doesn't need registry entries, environment variable settings, nor does it
need to install anything in the \windows\system directory.
<p>

Consequently, the compiler can be run without any need for an install.
Just run the programs in \dm\bin. This is most convenient
for cases where a particular version of the compiler is needed, or to just try
it out.
<p>

Installing is as simple as going to the root directory of the hard disk and
unzipping the downloaded dm???c.zip file:
<pre>
	unzip dm???c.zip
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The compiler is \dm\bin\dmc.exe. Too make it even more convenient, add

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	c:\dm\bin
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to the PATH environment variable setting (c: is the drive it is installed on).

To compile a simple hello.c program:

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	\dm\bin\dmc hello
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will compile and link to create hello.exe.
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Notes:

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	<li> To use <tt>&lt;iostream&gt;</tt> and other STL code,
	download <a href="ftp://ftp.digitalmars.com/Digital_Mars_C++/STL/stlport.zip" title="download STLport 4.5.3">
	STLport 4.5.3</b></a> as well. Be sure and use the switch:
<pre>
<tt>-I\dm\stlport\stlport</tt>
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	so that the compiler can find <b>&lt;iostream&gt;</b>.
	</li>

	<li> Do not install into a subdirectory with spaces, tabs,
	+ signs, commas,
	or # characters in the subdirectory or path names.
	</li>
</ul>

<h2>Full CD Version</h2>

Documentation is provided in HTML format, which means it is easiest
to read it in a browser, such as Netscape or Explorer.
<p>

To read the <a href="index.html">documentation</a>,
bring up the browser, and type in:

<pre>
	g:\dm\index.html
</pre>

where g is the drive letter of the cdrom drive the Digital Mars CD is in.

<h2>C++ Seminars</h2>

If you want to hone your C++ programming skills, see the
<a href="http://www.astoriaseminar.com">Extraordinary C++</a>
seminar.

<h2>Questions?</h2>

Tech support is provided via the Digital Mars
<a href="http://www.digitalmars.com/NewsGroup.html">newsgroup forums</a>.

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