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From: Mateusz £oskot (mateusz_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-12-28 14:23:40


On Tue, Dec 27, 2005 8:03 am, Victor A. Wagner Jr. wrote:
> At 12:59 2005-12-25, Mateusz £oskot wrote:
>>I'm trying to use Boost libraries with eMbedded Visual C++ 4.0 compiler
>>(Windows CE applications development).
>>I'd like to catalogue as much as possible Boost libraries
>>which can be used with eVC++ 4.0 compiler.
> I've been told that vs2005 supercedes eVC++4.0.

Yes, it does.
But I was a little confused if this compiler for mobile devices is really
updated and more standard conformant.
Unlike in eVC++ and VC++ 7.1 wich are separated compiler packages for
devices and desktop, VC++ 8.0 combines all compilers in one package.
So, it wasn't clear if the update applies to all compilers or to the
compiler for desktop Windows.

I made a little investigation and I've learned that compiler for devices
is also updated. Here is what explanation from MSDN:

"Because the device compilers are based on the desktop computer VC
compiler, examining the differences between the desktop computer VC 6.0
compiler and 8.0 compiler provides a good approximation about the changes
between the eMbedded Visual C++ device compilers and the Visual Studio
2005 device compilers."

Note: it still seems to be a lack of complete STL and C Run-Time
implementations for Windows CE. So, I prefer STLport as STL

> Since 4.0 is built on 6.0 technology
> which will (hopefully) be supported by boost only
> a little while longer wouldn't it be better to upgrade your compiler?

Yes, I'm going to buy VS2005 but I can't exactly say when.
In the meantime I'd like to try to use Boost with eVC++ 4.0 and
to catalogue libraries working with eVC++ 4.0.

Best regards

Mateusz £oskot

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