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Subject: Re: [boost] [winapi] Default target Windows version
From: Sergey Cheban (s.cheban_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-10-23 10:47:11

On 23.10.2013 17:21, Andrey Semashev wrote:

> I don't think that the compiler or toolset used to build the application
> should determine the target platform, unless the particular toolset is not
> able to target the particular platform. Versions of the target OS and the
> toolset are not related in general. I mean, I can use whatever version of GCC
> or Intel compiler to build for any Windows, so why should MSVC be different?
In the msbuild world, the toolset is not just a compiler. The msbuild toolsets
consist of:
- the specific version of the compiler(s)
- the specific version of the Windows SDK
- the specific versions of the CRT, ATL and MFC

The toolset does not completely determine the target platform. You can compile
for different platforms (x86/x64, Win32/WinRT) with the same vc12 toolset. But
if you need the WinXP support, you have to use the xp compatible version of the
CRT. So, you need the vc12_xp toolset.

Sergey Cheban

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