KDElibs/win32 merge: How to resolve followin issue..

Benjamin Meyer ben at meyerhome.net
Sat Aug 28 18:38:48 BST 2004

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On Saturday 28 August 2004 2:29 pm, Jarosław Staniek wrote:
> >>No, it's MSVC...: not only me use this one (v 6.0), it's quite large
> >
> > MSVC6.0 is pretty much beyond hope, IMHO. Just the broken for-loop
> > scoping is a disaster (IIRC, the #define workaround can cause problems
> > sometimes), and its template support is pretty much non-existing.
> The fact is that, up to now, all workarounds for msvc worked. I must agree
> that there are now few problems that cannot be solved by just defines. SO,
> I'll try to check msvc7, others will do the same later at least with
> borland c++ and mingw.
> >>user/developer base, also in enterprises, who like to simply use kdelibs,
> >>and
> >>compile them in 8 minutes instead of 2 hours, debug more easily, etc. :)
> >>...
> >>Update of the whole environment to v7.0+ a) isn't free, b) can affect
> >>compatibility with other libraries, these are main problems.
> >
> > gcc for mingw is free, and has Win32 API support.
> It's not about the compiler's price. It's also about the price counted with
> our time (8+ times faster compiler and faster code, better debugger). I
> wish my words can be not true in the near future :)

Doesn't matter how fast something is if it can't do the job.

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