IBM C/2

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C compiler, debugger and IDE for development of 16 bit OS/2 and DOS code, based on an older Microsoft C compiler.

IBM's C/2 contains many additional features while maintaining a compatibility with former IBM Personal Computer C Compiler Version 1.0.

The product was withdrawn from marketing at 31 december 1997 and replaced by IBM VisualAge C++ that was already available from 1995.

Features

  • Runs on and generates code for IBM OS/2 and IBM DOS (on 8086/88 machines only IBM DOS is supported)
  • C/2 and generated code can run concurrently within OS/2's multi-tasking environment
  • Support for multiple selectable memory models
  • Library routines that provide greater program function
  • Additional compiler switches
  • enhanced MAKE utility (macros and inference rules)
  • Interactive symbolic debug utility that allows isolation of program errors at the source code level (CodeView)
    • Full-screen window interface
    • Viewing source code or generated assembly code during execution
    • Single stepping through source code or generated assembly code
    • Symbolic references to local or global variables
    • Setting breakpoints, including conditional breakpoints based on changing memory or expression evaluation
    • Options to view or modify memory, display contents of registers, view application output screen
    • Ability to display and assign new values to variables
  • EXEMOD utility for modification of DOS *.EXE file header
  • Math Co-Processor support / Provides Math Co-Processor emulation

For creating Presentation Manager applications IBM C/2 Version 1.10 and IBM OS/2 Programmer Toolkit Version 1.1 are required.

Documentation

  • Volume 1
    • C/2 Fundamentals
    • C/2 Compile, Link and Run
  • Volume 2
    • C/2 Language Reference

Versions

  • 1.00 - 1987-11-17 - PROGRAM: 6280187 / ITEM: 95X3072 / AAS: 5604-064
  • 1.10 - 1988-11-01 - PROGRAM: 6280284 / ITEM: 6280284 / AAS: 5604-167

References

IBM US Announcements
  • 287-104 - 1987-04-02 - New Compilers and Assembler for IBM Personal Computers and IBM Operating System/2
  • 287-500 - 1987-11-03 - Availability of New Compilers, Assembler...
  • 288-265 - 1988-06-02 - IBM C/2 Version 1.10 for IBM Personal System/2 and IBM Personal Computers
  • 288-624 - 1988-11-01 - IBM C/2 Version 1.00 Withdrawal from Marketing
  • 288-626 - 1988-11-01 - IBM C/2 Version 1.10 Availability
  • 997-288 - 1997-09-30 - Software Withdrawal: IBM C/2 Version 1.10 - Replacement Available

Author

Publications

  • C. Petzold: IBM's OS/2 Programming Tools- PC Magazine 14 Jun 1988, 321pp
  • C. Petzold: IBM's OS/2 1.1 Programming Tools- PC Magazine 30 May 1989, 371pp