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From Martin Sebor <se...@roguewave.com>
Subject Re: Generation of the solution and projects for MSVC/ICC
Date Thu, 31 Aug 2006 22:42:58 GMT
William A. Rowe, Jr. wrote:
> Martin Sebor wrote:
> 
>>Could you help me understand what you mean by "being able to unwind
>>build problems with wrong flags, etc?" The ability to debug compiler
>>and linker command line options? If that's it, what makes these
>>automation interfaces unhelpful in this regard? (I'm not very
>>familiar with VisualStudio automation).
> 
> 
> What I meant was that to most of us, looking at the build command line
> commands from a makefile, which we can get by exporting the .dsp/.dsw
> flavor to .mak format, is usually quite helpful.  The coolaid comment
> was that MS is fantastic for wrapping up the build environment into
> something that 'just works', but that you can't really inspect as it
> works, at least in my experience.

Aha, I think I understand.

> 
> "Hiding the ugly details from the user" is the modus operandi.
> I'm not a fan of the approach :)

I agree. I also don't like the IDE hiding the command line. I like
seeing the exact command line for each source file just as it would
be issued by make, even if it's the same as for all the other sources.

Martin

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