In these newsgroups I frequently see posts from impecunious souls who need a
C++ compiler but can't afford it.
I just thought I'd mention that the UK magazine PC Plus (August 1997, CDROM
edition) are giving away Borland C++ V4.5. It doesn't have the paper manuals,
and the "licence restricts distribution of applications" (not sure how). But
otherwise the whole program including online help and examples seems to be
BTW, I have no connection with PC Plus and I use VC++. Just thought I'd
mention this for the benefit of those who might find it useful.
Original puzzlers (Windows or Amiga)-> http://indigo.ie/~gerryq