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Thank you *very* much for tcc/le !!!

Discussion in 'TCC/LE Support' started by Gorlash, Jan 30, 2011.

  1. Gorlash

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    Okay, I should have sent this message a thousand years ago!!

    THANK YOU FOR 4DOS, AND 4NT, AND TCC/LE ...

    I've been a jpsoft supporter since *way* back in the 4DOS days... I first registered 4DOS back with... hmmm... I'm pretty sure it was MSDOS 3.x days. I stuck with 4DOS even after Win95/98 came out, since it served my purposes just fine!

    I have always loved the flexibility of this wonderful program; it makes the TAB and UP_ARROW keys almost magical!! Even the Win32 ports of BASH couldn't compete; while one *can* do almost everything that 4DOS can do, in BASH, it can be painful to figure out, and awkward to use (how many people know how to do previous-command matching in BASH? It's certainly not as easy as typing a couple of characters and hitting TAB).

    OTOH, I've never been a big fan of batch programming; if I want to hack text files, I use AWK (or GAWK, nowadays). If I need finer control, I write in C, which I've been doing for almost 30 years.

    Then WinXP came out, and suddenly all my Win16/DOS software was broken, at least on long filenames. So I upgraded to 4NT, and was back in heaven again! My 4start.bat needed a _little_ hacking, but not that much, and frankly I was quite happy with 4nt5, and never really had any reason to upgrade to the later versions, which mostly improved batch processing.

    However, *one* issue was always awkward. I typically am sporadically using some 10 or 15 computers over the course of a month... lab machines and laptops at work, netbook, my wife's machines, our router machine (before I got a dedicated box for that), my parents' computers, etc. I was always uncomfortable copying my licensed copy to other machines, even though I was the only user... but I almost cannot run normal cmd.exe at all anymore!

    So when tcc/le came out, I was in heaven!!! In fact, I registered TCC a few years back, just to pay JpSoft for releasing tcc/le instead of killing it... but to be honest, I never felt all that at home with the full TCC; that simulated command prompt just doesn't work the way I want a command prompt to work, especially when I'm running utilities such as my NDIR32, which write colored text to the screen. So, I stick with the classic 4nt/tccle, and I am very happy!

    Yes, Rex, I am TRULY grateful for your generosity in releasing, and continuing to maintain, tcc/le. It's a wonderful program and I couldn't live without it. If you decide to drop support for it, I'll understand, but I'm glad it's here now.

    Thank you very much!

    Dan Miller
    Fremont, CA
     
  2. vpdura

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    On Sun, 30 Jan 2011 00:15:33 -0500, Gorlash <>
    wrote Re [Support-t-2565] Thank you *very* much for tcc/le !!!:


    Well said. Add my thanks to that.
     

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