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c++.idde - "Installing" IDDE

reply David <David_member pathlink.com> writes:
I've just finished "installing" DM (the install procedure seems to consist
in simply copying the contents of the CD to your hard drive), and I started
to read the section "Introducing the IDDE" in the HTML help files, which
states:

"To start the IDDE from the Program Manager, make sure that Digital Mars C++ is
installed properly, then double-click on the appropriate IDDE icon in the
Digital Mars C++ program group."

Am I missing something? There were no icons or program groups installed, I
just copied the CD to my hard drive. I could find no "install" or "setup"
programs on the CD, as is usually the case with Windows apps.

Unfortunately, the help files don't give the actual names of the IDDE
programs ("Digital Mars C++ ships with three different integrated development
and debugging environments (IDDEs) ..."), but I found several possible
candidates: scw.exe, scw32.exe and scw32s.exe. I tried scw32.exe (I'm
using W98), and it seems to work, but I wasn't sure.

Did I not install it properly, or is the documentation simply not up-
to-date or accurate?

Signed,
Confused.
Feb 04 2004
next sibling parent reply Scott Michel <scottm cs.ucla.edu> writes:
David wrote:
 I've just finished "installing" DM (the install procedure seems to consist
 in simply copying the contents of the CD to your hard drive)

Pretty simple, huh? Nothing fancy, no wacky install programs.
 Am I missing something? There were no icons or program groups installed, I
 just copied the CD to my hard drive. I could find no "install" or "setup"
 programs on the CD, as is usually the case with Windows apps.

No, you're not missing anything. If you really have to, you can create your own Program Group with shortcuts to all of the programs. It's really not necessary. You're probably looking for scw32.exe, the Win32 IDDE (W95 and up). The other 'scw<blah>.exe' files are the IDDE for the other Win platforms. I'm sure the documentation could be better in this respect, but it's not hard to figure out either. That's what hacking is all about, no? -scooter
Feb 04 2004
parent reply David <David_member pathlink.com> writes:
Thanks, I just wanted to make sure I wasn't "missing anything". 

I also noticed in one of the help files (as opposed to the html
files), there was a screen shot of the IDE with the name 'Symantec
C++' at the top. Is there a history to this product?

David.

In article <bvral7$1so8$1 digitaldaemon.com>, Scott Michel says...
David wrote:
 I've just finished "installing" DM (the install procedure seems to consist
 in simply copying the contents of the CD to your hard drive)

Pretty simple, huh? Nothing fancy, no wacky install programs.
 Am I missing something? There were no icons or program groups installed, I
 just copied the CD to my hard drive. I could find no "install" or "setup"
 programs on the CD, as is usually the case with Windows apps.

No, you're not missing anything. If you really have to, you can create your own Program Group with shortcuts to all of the programs. It's really not necessary. You're probably looking for scw32.exe, the Win32 IDDE (W95 and up). The other 'scw<blah>.exe' files are the IDDE for the other Win platforms. I'm sure the documentation could be better in this respect, but it's not hard to figure out either. That's what hacking is all about, no? -scooter

Feb 04 2004
parent Scott Michel <scottm cs.ucla.edu> writes:
David wrote:
 I also noticed in one of the help files (as opposed to the html
 files), there was a screen shot of the IDE with the name 'Symantec
 C++' at the top. Is there a history to this product?

DMC used to be known as the Symantec C/C++ compiler once upon a time. Walter Bright is the current owner/operator/maintainer (IIRC, but I'm sure he'll correct my misunderstandings, if any.) It's the same compiler, only more up-to-date wrt the specs, different name.
Feb 04 2004
prev sibling parent "Phill" <phill pacific.net.au> writes:
I just put a shortcut on my desktop with:
C:\dm\bin\SCWMN32.EXE
as the target

Phill.


"David" <David_member pathlink.com> wrote in message
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 I've just finished "installing" DM (the install procedure seems to consist
 in simply copying the contents of the CD to your hard drive), and I

 to read the section "Introducing the IDDE" in the HTML help files, which
 states:

 "To start the IDDE from the Program Manager, make sure that Digital Mars

 installed properly, then double-click on the appropriate IDDE icon in the
 Digital Mars C++ program group."

 Am I missing something? There were no icons or program groups installed, I
 just copied the CD to my hard drive. I could find no "install" or "setup"
 programs on the CD, as is usually the case with Windows apps.

 Unfortunately, the help files don't give the actual names of the IDDE
 programs ("Digital Mars C++ ships with three different integrated

 and debugging environments (IDDEs) ..."), but I found several possible
 candidates: scw.exe, scw32.exe and scw32s.exe. I tried scw32.exe (I'm
 using W98), and it seems to work, but I wasn't sure.

 Did I not install it properly, or is the documentation simply not up-
 to-date or accurate?

 Signed,
 Confused.

Mar 12 2004