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Subject: Re: [boost] [build] VC++ 2017 version number?
From: Billy O'Neal (VC LIBS) (bion_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-03-13 19:37:02

The standard libraries are still 14, not 15. We're still linking with msvcp140.dll, for example.

As far as the compiler and standard libraries are concerned, VS 2017 is a VS 2015 update release.


From: Boost <boost-bounces_at_[hidden]> on behalf of Beman Dawes via Boost <boost_at_[hidden]>
Sent: Monday, March 13, 2017 12:34:52 PM
To: Boost Developers List
Cc: Beman Dawes
Subject: [boost] [build] VC++ 2017 version number? in develop is treating VC++2017 RTW (aka RTM) as msvc-14.1.

Yet the Visual Studio 2017 RTW Help "About Microsoft Visual Studio" shows
the version as "15.0.0-RTW+26228.4"

Shouldn't follow Microsoft's numbering? Seems like calling 2017
RTW anything except 15.0 is a recipe for confusion.


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