QuickC

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QuickC
Developer(s) Microsoft
Written in C
Operating system MS-DOS
Type IDE
License Proprietary

Microsoft QuickC was a commercial integrated development environment (IDE) product engineered by Microsoft for the C programming language, superseded by Visual C++ Standard Edition.[1] Its main competitor was Turbo C.[2]

Version history[edit]

  • QuickC 1.0, released in October 1987.[3][4] It implements the ANSI C standard and is Microsoft C 5.0 compatible.[5] CodeView is also supported.[6] The release had known compatibility issues with WD HDD controllers.[7]
  • QuickC 1.01
  • QuickC 2.0, released in January 1989.[8][9] New features included: incremental compiling and linking, improved compilation speed, built-in assembler and support for all memory models.[10] It was Microsoft C 5.1 compatible.[11]
  • QuickC 2.01, released in June 1989.[12] Quick Assembler was included in this release.[13] It was Microsoft Source Profiler compatible.[14]
  • QuickC 2.50, released in May 1990.[15]
  • QuickC 2.51, released in 1990
  • QuickC for Windows 1.0, released in September 1991.[16][17] It was the first Windows based IDE for C[18] and was also available in a bundle with Microsoft C 6.0 and Windows SDK.[19] The IDE made use of some undocumented Windows API calls.[20][21]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Visual C++ adds Windows support". InfoWorld. February 22, 1993. p. 17. 
  2. ^ "Quick C vs Turbo C advertisement". InfoWorld. September 7, 1987. p. 70. 
  3. ^ "Microsoft Releases C Program Wares, Provides Rebates". InfoWorld. November 9, 1987. p. 29. 
  4. ^ "Quick C advertisement". InfoWorld. December 7, 1987. p. 28. 
  5. ^ "Microsoft Quick C Battles for a Better C Benefit Novice and Professional alike". InfoWorld. May 23, 1988. p. 67. 
  6. ^ "User Group Greets Microsoft's New C Products With Enthusiasm". InfoWorld. June 8, 1987. p. 73. 
  7. ^ "Microsoft Scrambles to Patch Quick C Bugs". InfoWorld. December 7, 1987. p. 3. 
  8. ^ "Early Users Pleased With Microsoft Quick C Update". InfoWorld. January 30, 1989. p. 15. 
  9. ^ "Quick C 2.0 advertisement". InfoWorld. February 6, 1989. p. 23. 
  10. ^ "Microsoft Offers Quick C Upgrade". InfoWorld. January 16, 1989. p. 15. 
  11. ^ "Six C Compilers". InfoWorld. May 22, 1989. p. 47. 
  12. ^ "Quick Assembler bundled with Microsoft's Quick C". InfoWorld. June 12, 1989. p. 24. 
  13. ^ "Microsoft Debuts Quick Assembler". InfoWorld. June 5, 1989. p. 3. 
  14. ^ "Microsoft's Source Profiler Works With Languages Conforming to Open Tools". InfoWorld. June 10, 1991. p. 22. 
  15. ^ "Microsoft Unveils C, Quick C Updates and Add-On Tools". InfoWorld. April 16, 1990. p. 13. 
  16. ^ "Microsoft Readies Quick C for Windows for July Introduction". InfoWorld. May 13, 1991. p. 113. 
  17. ^ "QuickC for Windows creates applications without using SDK". InfoWorld. September 2, 1991. p. 13. 
  18. ^ "QuickC is a one-stop development tool". InfoWorld. November 18, 1991. p. 113. 
  19. ^ "C languages: oceans apart". InfoWorld. February 3, 1992. p. 55. 
  20. ^ "Author disputes calls released by Microsoft". InfoWorld. September 14, 1992. p. 3. 
  21. ^ "Undocumented Windows calls". InfoWorld. November 16, 1992. p. 98.