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From Alexei Kosut <>
Subject Re: Unixisms in Apache NT
Date Wed, 09 Jul 1997 21:49:14 GMT
On Wed, 9 Jul 1997, Paul Sutton wrote:

> .mdp is dead. The new files are .dsp and .dsw. Along with an apparently
> completely incompatible .mak file format this is a definite Microsoft
> evilness (one other being that the makefile is no longer updated to
> reflect configuration changes unless you explicitly request it to be
> exported, and then it takes literally _minutes_ to save it). So if one
> developer moves to VC5, everyone else on the same project is virtual
> forced to buy VC5 as well. Yuck. 

Well, I'm using VC5, but I let Ben update makefiles. I can still edit
source. That's the same... But yeah.

> Alexei: if your project built from the command line is different to inside
> VC5, did you export the makefile first? It is on menu Tools|Export
> Makefile. You can turn on an option to save the makefile everytime you
> save the dsw/dsp files, but it _really_ slows things down. 

Yes, I exported it. It compiled, etc... just fine, same as in the
IDE. The only difference was in how the preprocessor dealt with

-- Alexei Kosut <>

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