I hope not. Visual Studio 8.0 has introduced all sorts of stupidities to the C/C++ world which should have stayed confined to the .NET world.
Stupidities like manifests and the inability to do LoadLibrary("MSVCR80.DLL") for similar reasons.
I often build trivial apps for testing purposes and sometimes deploy them to others computers. Not a problem with VC 6.0,7.0,7.1. Can't do it with 8.0 - complains about missing manifests and all manner of things. Can't find any documentation about it. I guess I should buy a $600 Windows Installer based installer so that I can deploy my trivial app internally in the company (*). Simpler to stick with VC 6.0 and just copy the two files required across the network.
Keep it simple, use VC 6.0, 7.0 or 7.1.
(*) I did do this 5 years ago only to find that on most Windows NT 4.0 computers (in the UK at least) the MSI installer would fail and no patch from MS would fix it. Solution: Use a non "Windows Installer" installer.
On 8/25/06, mortench <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Great! I can't wait for the Windows Installer version of Ruby 1.8.5
(which will hopefully for a change be compiled with a recent MS
compiler such as MSVC++ 20005)
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