What is Turbo C? : Turbo C is a popular compiler for C programming language. It is a discontinued Integrated Development Environment (IDE). Turbo C was developed by Borland. it was noted for its integrated development environment, fast compile speed and small size.
For more information about Turbo C IDE, you can visit wikipedia website Turbo C.
How to install Turbo C?
Here, we will learn that how to download and install Turbo C IDE for Windows.
Following steps, We need to follow to download and install
Turbo C for Windows:
1 Click on this like to Download Turbo C IDE
2 As soon as downloading completes. Go to computer's C: drive and create a folder or directory with name turboc. After that go to Download folder or directory and extract downloaded turboc zip file into C:/turboc or extract anywhere and copy extracted files or folders into C:/turboc.
3 Now go to inside the C:/turboc folder and find "INSTALL.exe" file and double clicks on it. after few seconds a window will open "User Account Control". On this window click on "Yes" to allow installation.
4 After that, One more window will open and on this window press "Enter Key" for continue.
5 On this window press "C" for selecting C drive as source.
6 On this window press "Enter Key" and turboc source folder will be selected by default. If not, select it manually.
7 On this window select "Start Installation" using down arrow key and press "Enter Key".
8 Now Turbo C IDE has been installed successfully. On this window press "Any Key" to read documentation of Turbo C IDE.
9 On this window press "Esc Key" to close Turbo C IDE documentation .
10 Now go to inside the C:/TC/BIN folder or directory and find TC exe file here and double clicks on it.
11 Congratulations !!, You have been successfully installed Turbo C IDE.
How to use Turbo C?
We can use Turbo C for C programming very easily and Turbo C makes creating C programs and applications simple for us.
Following steps, We need to follow to use
Turbo C IDE for C programming:
1 Open Turbo C : Go to Computer's C: drive and then go to inside the TC folder and then go to inside BIN folder and here find "TC.exe" and double clicks on it to open.
2 Turbo C IDE : It will open like this.
3 Type or Enter Code : Type or enter source code of program like this.
4 Save File : Click on File Menu and select Save option. After that a window will open and on this window type File name with c or cpp extension like filename.c / filename.cpp and then click on OK button.
4 Run Program : Click on Run Menu and select Run option or press CTRL+F9.
5 Congratulations !!, You have been successfully run your first C program in Turbo C IDE.
Compiler for C language
There are many C Compilers and IDEs available in different platforms for C programming like if you are using Mac operating system, then you can use Xcode IDE for C programming and if you are using Ubuntu/Unix/Linux operating systems then you can use GCC Compiler.
The GNU Compiler Collection is a compiler system produced by the GNU Project supporting various programming languages. GCC compiler is the standard compiler for most Unix-like operating systems. Most of Unix-like operating systems (RedHat, Ubuntu, Centos) provide GCC compiler by default.
Linux C compiler
Most of the Linux operating systems (RedHat, Ubuntu, Centos) provide GCC compiler by default. Here, we will see that 'how to compile and run an C program in Linux operating system?'
Following steps, We need to follow to to compile and run an C program in Linux operating system
1 Open up a terminal window on your Linux system :
2 Navigate to directory : Navigate to the folder or directory where your source code file of C program is saved.
If you are on same folder or directory already, then skip this step. using cd command you can navigate between directories.
For example : if your source code file, "helloworld.c", is located in /usr/vktutorial/source, then type cd command like this.
3 Build or Compile C program :
Syntax of command
gcc < source_filename.c > -o < executable_filename >
Command to build or Compile C program
gcc helloworld.c -o helloworld
4 Run C program :
Syntax of command
./< executable_filename >
Command to run C program
5 Permissions : If you are getting permission is denied error while running the program, then use these command to solve this issue.chmod command
chmod +x helloworld