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From: Jeff Garland (jeff_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-05-20 11:13:13

On Thu, 20 May 2004 11:19:17 -0400, David Abrahams wrote
> >> Well, I'd like to drop support for 6.x as well. ;) Then it seems to
> >> me that there is little reason to support 7.0.
> >
> > Especially since the command line version of MSVC 7.1 is now available as a
> > free legal download.
> I don't mean to make an argument in favor of supporting vc6 (I am
> agnostic on that point), but I should point out that the free
> availability of vc7.1 makes *no* difference for those people whose
> organizations don't permit them to upgrade. That said, there are
> fewer and fewer of those as time goes on.

Agreed. There is another complication because vc7.1 requires Win2K or XP. So
the free compiler download does no good if you are using an older OS.


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