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From Geir Magnusson Jr <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: Strategy for Harmony to work with Visual Studio 2005?
Date Thu, 06 Jul 2006 14:43:01 GMT
Don't take my word here - we need opines from others, especially the
people that work a lot on windows...

geir


Xiao-Feng Li wrote:
> Ok, then I will get back to VC7 at the moment. :-)  Let's wait till
> its acceptance by the community.
> 
> Actually I don't see them as new APIs; instead, I view them as
> enforced good coding conventions that help to achieve better security,
> e.g., always check the buffer size in debug mode. (Personally I like
> the changes immediately when I met them. My only question was why we
> didn't do that earlier. :-)
> 
> Thanks,
> xiaofeng
> 
> On 7/6/06, Geir Magnusson Jr <geir@pobox.com> wrote:
>>
>> I think the key reason is that this is non-standard stuff from
>> microsoft's for-fee toolchain, and people in OSS try to avoid having a
>> dependency on that.
>>
>> I wouldn't mind supporting this at some point a) once it becomes a
>> standard and b) has broad acceptance, but I'm guessing that's going to
>> take years.
>>
>> People who have used the free version of MSFT tools seem to just set the
>> flag as you note.
>>
>> geir
>>
>> >
>> > Thanks,
>> > xiaofeng
>> >
>> > [1] http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/05/05/SafeCandC/
>> > [2] http://www.open-std.org/jtc1/sc22/wg14/www/docs/n1146.pdf
>> >
>> > On 7/6/06, Geir Magnusson Jr <geir@pobox.com> wrote:
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> Xiao-Feng Li wrote:
>> >> > It has lots of "secure enhancement" API changes. What's the strategy
>> >> > for those APIs support in Harmony?
>> >>
>> >> Huh?  What APIs in Visual Studio?
>> >>
>> >> geir
>> >>
>> >>
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