I am an Engineering Student from University Of Mumbai::RAIT.
I am learning C++ from "C++ Primer" by Stanley Lipman and using Visual C++ 2008 as IDE.
But, my institute and most of the institutes in my University prefer to use Turbo C++(Version 3.0) by Borland International.
What arguments can I put against the use of Turbo C++ in my institute?
Turbo C is a real real old, and an ancient compiler! Actually there aren't any arguments as such that you can put to convince your professors to use modern IDEs like MS Visual C++, or Code::Blocks or any other good IDE for that matter.
Besides, there are lots of problems with Turbo C++(Im kinda sure TC3 is being used). I have no idea absolutely how you are going to convince them! :P
The compiler has bugs and does not issue proper diagnostic messages for erroneous programs.
You end up learning C with classes instead of C++ (kind of) :D :P