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Re: Question for users of Pelles C
« Reply #15 on: December 31, 2008, 09:04:28 pm »
What are you people using Pelles C for at the moment?
What kind of coding?
What API's are you using? Just Win32API/C library or some other library like SDL, DirectX, Allegro, OpenGL, etc...?

1. amateur programmer
2. Win32API/C library


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Re: Question for users of Pelles C
« Reply #16 on: January 23, 2009, 03:09:24 pm »
I use Pelles C for learning C and some simple Win32 codings.
Now, if only Pelles C available for Linux...  ;D


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Re: Question for users of Pelles C
« Reply #17 on: February 28, 2009, 08:02:23 pm »
For me it is used to speed up certain tasks, and in my case it is mostly towards Lotus Notes/Domino. I use the Lotus C API toolkit as the "added tool" to Pelles C, and it works fine after an initial 'header filtering', you can see my posting in the category "work in progress" as well.
The difference specially in EXECUTABLE generation (filesize) is just HUGE compared to 'most' MS alternatives, at least any newer versions of Visual C++.

My findings:
I created a small C program which we're using when users switch between locations, so their local address book should point to the correct Domino servers at the new / updated login location. The executable is called from the login script of the users, and it takes just a fixed parameter.

The result when compiling with NO debug info in M$ was close to 140k - For a C source file of approx 10 k of code, and including comments. That was the time I started testing Pelle's C and the Lotus C API. After a little bit of "fiddling", the setup was Ok, and the same source file was compiled and linked.
And with Pelle's C it became an EXE file less than 40k in size...

Have not used any M$ tools since then, and I am very glad I don't have to...

Pelle's C isn't used "daily" by me, but for the random need I have for solving smaller tasks with C code, Pelle's C is perfect!


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Re: Question for users of Pelles C
« Reply #18 on: October 02, 2009, 10:25:19 pm »
Hello, I am an venezuelan developer from 1990. I stay fascinated with the Assembler programming since i know the VAX macroassembler, in the university. 
I have used PellesC to build DLL libraries to others programming Languages, As GUPTA, Centura SqlWindows32,  VFW (Visual Foxpro 2.6), Visual Foxpro 7,8,9.
Currently, my hobby is writing Windows API programs to comunicate with devices: Serial Ports (Basculas),  Time Attendance Clocks, etc.
In my work, i an developing in ASP NET and Visual Basic NET, with high skill in TRANSACT-SQL SERVER.

Sorry my Guaro-English!.


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Re: Question for users of Pelles C
« Reply #19 on: April 02, 2011, 09:04:42 pm »
Most of my work is done on the Linux platform.  But when I need to write an Application/Utility/Proof of Concept/Demo that runs on Windows, I usually reach for my trusted Pelles C.  My most recent completed Pelles C program was a Horse Racing Simulation I wrote as a demo for a job interview.  The demo did use SDL.

I've done some contract work using Pelles C and MySQL.  I've also used Pelles C to teach some basic trigonometry applied to graphics programming.  I've also done some web programming via CGI.  Pelles C was used to write both the CGI library and the final application.

In the past, I've used Pelles C during my exploration of Windows programming.  I used this tutorial as my start  

I'll often use Pelles C to test ideas before putting them into production code.  In these cases I'll use Pelles C to build isolated problems and solve them or test a solution.  Sometimes, a system I'm working on is very large with many inter dependencies.  This approach seems like the fastest way explore a particular problem.  

My current project is a C ish interpreter that I'm writing using Pelles C.  This project is for my own personal knowledge and experience.  And, I just think it will be cool to have written my own language based on C.


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Re: Question for users of Pelles C
« Reply #20 on: June 21, 2011, 03:46:22 am »
Im using Pellec C to learn C programming - First venture into programming

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Re: Question for users of Pelles C
« Reply #21 on: August 02, 2011, 02:37:26 pm »
There are other tools for OS Windows. But only this allows to create programs which will work in without additional expenses: Win-Desktop, Win-CE, Windows -Mobile2003, -Mobile5, -Mobile6.
Without MFC, OOP, and others ...

It was necessary to create the program working with Garmin and SirfStar receivers/navigators over its binary protocol.
The program should be executed under Win-Desktop, Win-CE, Win-Mobile.
The program should be written and compiled in one environment
PellesC only has successfully solved this problem.