At the ACCU conference last week Herb Sutter announced that Microsoft would be releasing their optimising compiler and utilities for free. It's here! This is the same compiler used for compiling Programmers Notepad, although it seems that the toolkit doesn't include ATL so developers without the full Visual C++ still won't be able to compile PN. Still, it's a step closer. The compiler can also compile managed C++ source code - to target the .NET framework from C++ code.
I've also heard that the package doesn't include nmake - which is presumably an oversight. Apparently borland's make or a port of the GNU version will do the job for now.Posted by Simon at April 18, 2004 03:30 PM | TrackBack