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From Issac Goldstand <>
Subject Re: Visual Studio 2008 and ActiveState Perl 5.10 updates
Date Sat, 29 Dec 2007 17:42:17 GMT
William A. Rowe, Jr. wrote:
> Issac Goldstand wrote:
>> -0.5
>> I would actually like to see builds prepared against MSVCRT80, which is
>> available in the Vista SDK's bundled free compiler, rather than having
>> users need to download the SDK + VS Express Edition + configure the one
>> to find and work with the other (a royal pain).  As long as the latest
>> SDKs are bundled with compilers (for x86, amd64 and even the ia64 for
>> those who find that useful) there's no reason not to keep the build
>> procedure as simple as possible for those of us *cough* who prefer not
>> to buy a new VS suite every time MS feels like trying to send me one :-)

> I need to check if VS Express 2008 includes the SDK headers they omitted
> (unwisely, IMHO) from VS Express 2005.

It doesn't, AFAIK - the opposite *has* been true lately (that the SDK
includes the compiler), which is why I suggested the 80 compiler which
comes with the latest SDK (though I haven't looked at the Server 2008
SDK, which may include 90)


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