RE: Switching to Linux and C

From: Rainer Buchty <>
Date: Wed, 23 Aug 2017 22:53:35 +0200 (CEST)
Message-ID: <alpine.DEB.2.21.1708232239010.29908@localhost>
Hi Ruud,

On Wed, 23 Aug 2017, Baltissen, GJPAA (Ruud) wrote:

> I just found out on Wikipedia that gcc/djgpp won't run on/compile for 
> 8088 and 8286 so it seems that I still need to stick to Turbo C or 
> Turbo Pascal.

For pre-386 targets, you might want to check out dev86/bcc:

If you also want to go old-school embedded like 8051, have a look at 
sdcc ("Small device C Compiler").

FWIW, the Free Pascal Compiler (FPC) also supports 8086/16-Bit targets.

Under Ubuntu (and presumably Debian, too) all are just an "apt-get 
install" away.


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