is a freeware C compiler for Windows. Included is the HI-TECH Professional
Development environment, an IDE allowing you to edit source code and manage
projects with ease. Pacific C's text-based GUI makes it an excellent teaching
package, while ANSI-compliance and tight code generation provide a powerful
development tool. We have decided to make Pacific C for MS-DOS/Windows
freeware. We have removed from the current distribution the shareware
notice, so you may use the compiler for any purpose without having to
either register or make a payment of any kind. This includes commercial
use. If you redistribute Pacific C you must retain the copyright notices
Installing Pacific C™
- Read the Conditions of Use
You may copy and redistribute this software, providing it remains
in the same self-extracting .EXE file. You may use this software for
any purpose. No warranty of any kind is provided, and all use is entirely
at your own risk.
- Download the files
(970k) and save it to your hard drive.
You can also download the Pacific
C Manual. To view it, you will need the Adobe®
- Install the Compiler
Create a directory called PACIFIC, change into the directory, then
run pacific.exe. It will self-extract a directory tree.
In the BIN directory is the compiler driver, PPD.EXE. Run this and
follow the menus.
Add PACIFIC\BIN to your path to be able to run PPD from anywhere.
This compiler is MS-DOS, not Windows, based, but it will run under
Command Prompt and all flavours of Windows.
Getting Help on Pacific C™
Read the Manual
Don't forget to read the manual,
which can be downloaded directly from our web
server. To view it you'll need to get the Acrobat Reader from Adobe.
A selection of Frequently
Asked Questions and answers is available for online. It is recommended
reading for all HI-TECH C®
users, especially first time users, and is an excellent place to begin
if you're having trouble.
Join the Mailing List
HI-TECH Software runs a public
mailing list dedicated to the discussion of Pacific C and related
topics. It is an excellent resource, open to all users of the Pacific
Participate in the Forum
forum for Pacific C is available on this website. Use it to ask questions,
read other people's answers or generally discuss Pacific C.
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