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From: John Maddock (john_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-11-07 12:20:33

Darren Garvey wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I've not seen any mention of library support for the new MSVC (ie.
>> 9.0).
>> It's at beta2 stage and available for free(ish) download, so is
>> there any intention to support it for this release?

Probably :-)

VC9 is due for release this later month, so we should try for some minimal
support at least.

>> Being so spoilt with cross-platform code, all I can offer is the
>> simple
>> patch for <boost/config/autolink.hpp> and for
>> <boost/config/compiler/visualc.hpp> that set the version name and
>> number. Even with the compiler in beta, these seem completely benign.

I've just updated the config headers to support VC9, thanks for the

>> I tried to attach the config test output (which may be of less use
>> at this stage), but the mail was rejected ("No reason given");
>> perhaps the attachments made the mail too long?
>> The tiny patches assume VC 8 refers to the compiler with and without
>> the service packs, which I believe there were two of. I never did
>> see a resolution to the thread about differentiating between these:

What's wrong with checking _MSC_FULL_VER if you need that fine grained

Regards, John.

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