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From: Levente Farkas (lfarkas_at_[hidden])
Date: 2000-08-22 10:21:14

William Kempf wrote:
> I very much agree. Up until now I've had no complaint with VC++ as
> far as conformance goes. They led the pack on Windows for several
> years, and only fell behind with VC++ 6 because of radical changes in
> the standard, legal problems with Dinkumware, and the length of time
> we've waited for an upgrade. It was frustrating, but
> understandable. If VC++ 7 isn't standards conformant, however, MS
> should lose market share here!

unfortunately they won't;-(
> The good thing is that Intel already has a drop in compiler for
> VisualStudio. Maybe they'll reach standards conformance with out MS
> and programmers will switch in large enough numbers to drive the
> point home to them. Better yet, the .NET initiative by MS will allow
> any language vendor to integrate with VisualStudio so the door will
> be open to even more vendors. In any event, with VC++ 7 it may be
> time for programmers to leave MS in droves to convince them that they
> must follow standards conformance!

the problem is if you have devstudio you already paid for msvc++ and a compiler
itself (like intel's one), even it's much better, not enough. the other problem
is the standard c++ library. even if you use intel's compiler you still you
ms's c++ lib (which is another nightmare).

 -- Levente
 "The only thing worse than not knowing the truth is
  ruining the bliss of ignorance."

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