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Using MFC with Borland C++ 5.02

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I am planning to begin using either OWL or MFC in my programming. My main concern about using MFC is that I have Borland C++ 5.02 (which ships with OWL and MFC) and want to be sure there wont be any problems. Also, all the books I see on learning MFC reccomed using MS VC++ -- will I have problems learning MFC with the Borland compiler?
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With Borland and Watcomm compilers a version of MFC is shipped for the sake of compatibility as they have recognized MFC is the market leader. This is only meant to give compatibility to the already written code  in MFC to be supported on its IDE's. If you are developing right from stratch , these compilers would expect you to use their own class libs OWL for instance. There is another problem with these compilers , the MFC supported by their IDE's are often outdated according to MS standards. The latest classes and features MFC V 5.0 would give you won't be present in the MFC layer in BC++, this means you have to rely on OWL (if) for its corresponding features. Next comes support, who will support all the bugs and patches to the class lib. You will have 2 vendors (MS and Bor in this case) pointing fingers at one another.

I recommend using MFC with VC++ and OWL with BC++. This way atleast you canl sleep in peace.

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