[Geany-Users] I want to run a c program on Prisoner's Dilemma in Geany but can't

Rajib Bandopadhyay bkpsusmitaa at xxxxx
Tue Jul 22 05:38:27 UTC 2014

On 20/07/2014, Dimitar Zhekov <dimitar.zhekov at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, 20 Jul 2014 20:03:36 +0530
> Rajib Bandopadhyay <bkpsusmitaa at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Dear friends,
>> I revised my c language using Geany from last year, and have been
>> using Geany since.
>> I want to run a c program in Geany downloaded from the link below, but
>> can't. The code is in Borland c++.
>> https://web.duke.edu/isis/gessler/borland/ipd-2006-evolutionary.zip
> This code is in Borland C++ Builder, which is not exactly C++ (most
> notably the dfm file). If by "run in Geany" you mean Make with the
> Build menu and Execute, you'd better write a Makefile which uses the
> BCB tools (no other compiler will work, due to the language
> differences), and setup the Execute action if needed. If you want to
> debug the resulting executable, only the Borland debugger will work.
>> I also wanted to run codes in c from the link below, but couldn't:
>> http://www.kasprzyk.demon.co.uk/www/alife/dilemma.html
> This one looks normally, so please explain what you mean by "couldn't".
> Note that Geany does not include a compiler, it runs various compilers
> and other tools. By default, the C/C++ files are setup to be compiled by
> the GNU Compiler Collection, aka gcc. For debugging, invoke Tools ->
> Plugin Manager and check "Scope" (or "debugger", but it's problematic).
> --
> E-gards: Jimmy
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[Attn: Mr. Dimitar Zhekov]
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