I plan to learn C++. I want to make some programs,
which will be used in PC-based real-time process control. The programs will communcate with I/O devices quite a lot and at the same time provide GUI for the user to monitor and control the process. I know both BCB and VC5 are based on Win95 and WinNT and I heard NT can be the platform for this application though it is not "real" real-time OS.
So for this kind of application, which is better? Or lower versions such as Borland C++ 3.1 is enough?