There were a long discussion on taking the Ruby Windows install to MSVC.
I can now give one example where this did make a great difference.
I recall trying to test some fixes to WIN32OLE about a year ago. But it was
a complete neightmare to get changes integrated and get the source compiled.
Today I just replaced a file, ran extconf.rb and nmake install. And then it
That is a huge improvement over the previous experience where I never really
got it working and spend a lot of time downloading tools from cygwin.
Of course some of the changes may be specific to WIN32OLE.