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Subject: Re: [boost] Using Boost without confusing Intellisense
From: Nelson, Erik - 2 (erik.l.nelson_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-02-09 15:36:20

Stephan T. Lavavej wrote on: Wednesday, February 09, 2011 3:05 PM
> Intellisense was completely reimplemented between 2008 and 2010. They
> threw away FEACP, a flaky mutant build of our real C++ front-end C1XX,
> and replaced it with EDG's front-end, which is renowned for its
> conformance. As a result, Boost shouldn't confuse Intellisense anymore.
> I suggest upgrading to 2010 immediately. If you encounter any remaining
> problems, please report them immediately - our Intellisense team is
> very diligent about fixing differences between C1XX and EDG. (I speak
> from experience, since the STL's implementation involves compiler-
> stressing code, although not as much as Boost!)

My group upgraded to MSVC2010 recently on my recommendation. 2010 has its own issues that may be just as annoying as the 2008 Intellisense, if not more so, including (in my experience)

- a deathly slow editor
- no Multiple Document Interface
- a separate Intellisense server created process for each open document (my understanding- correct me if I'm wrong)
- frequent crashes of these background processes
- CPU hog
- much slower compiles

Some of these are subjective (and the Intellisense accuracy is improved from 2008), but it's a bit of a mixed bag overall.


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