Pacific C Installation, Including Basic Skills Required

1.   Create a directory called pacific, probably on your C drive. 
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2.  Go to http://www.hitech.com.au/products/pacific.html

3.  Read the information on the site indicated in 2. above.

4.  Download pacific.exe to the directory created in 1. above.
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5.  Install Pacific C.
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6.  Create a C code working directory, in which you will do all of our course work; I typically call mine "cwork".  See item 1. above for instructions similar to ones that should work.

7.  Using Windows Explorer, create a ppd.exe shortcut, from your bin subdirectory of your pacific directory, to your desktop, giving you an icon to select each time you want to open a Pacific C session.
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8.  Change the working directory relative to the icon in 8. above, so that the working directory created in 7. in specified.
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9.  Each time you want to use Pacific C, select the icon indicated in 8 and 9 above.

10.  Each time you open a new Pacific C session involving floating point numbers, select Options on the main menu bar, and select Use Floating Point Library on the drop down menu, before proceeding to compile.

11.  Type you program into the editor window, select Compile and then Compile and Link, select OK several times to accept the compiler defaults, and (assuming a successful compile) select Run and Run Compiled Program.

12.  It would be a good idea to create, compile and link, and run the program below as a simple test case.
The program should output Hello Beautiful!

#include <stdio.h>
void main (void)
{
    printf("Hello Beautiful!");
}