From: Moshe Matitya (Moshe.Matitya_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-12-04 04:02:06
Bo Persson wrote:
> Moshe Matitya wrote:
> > Vladimir Prus wrote:
> >> There are four failures of the signals library on
> msvc-6.5, like this
> >> ...
> > Pardon my ignorance, but what exactly is MSVC 6.5? I see
> that there
> > is a column for it in the regression test tables, but I don't know
> > what it refers to. I am not aware of any compiler release from
> > Microsoft with this number. These are all the C++ compiler
> > from Microsoft since 1998, as far as I know:
> > Release IDE Compiler Internal
> > _MSC_VER
> > Year Name version version
> > value
> > ------- ---- -------- --------
> > --------
> > 1998 Visual Studio 6.0 Visual C++ 6.0 12.0
> > 1200 2002 Visual Studio .NET Visual C++ 7.0 13.0
> > 1300 2003 Visual Studio .NET 2003 Visual C++ 7.1 13.1
> > 1310 2005 Visual Studio 2005 Visual C++ 8.0 14.0
> > 1400
> > When was there a release called 6.5?
> No there was not. It is just a common name for VC 6.0 with 5
> Service Packs added.
This is not an advisable convention to use. It should be referred to
explicitly as MSVC 6.0 SP5. Otherwise, there is no way to distinguish
between point releases and service packs. For example, how would one
understand, "MSVC 7.1"? This might mean compiler version 7.1 (i.e.,
Visual Studio .NET 2003), or it might mean compiler version 7.0 (the one
from 2002) with service pack 1.
While we're on the subject: Why are we testing Boost on MSVC 6.0 with
SP5? The most up-to-date service pack for that compiler is SP6.
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