[CLAM] CLAM discontinuing VC6 support

Nicolas Wack nwack at iua.upf.es
Thu Apr 29 07:00:54 PDT 2004

I'd be too happy to finally drop VC6... I'm sick of writing code for 
linux and then spending a whole day finding special tweaks to try to 
make it understandable for VC6. What are standards made for, anyway?

Pau Arumí wrote:
> Last CLAM release (0.6.1) introduced compatibility with Microsoft Visual C++ 
> 7.1 compiler. For that we have made several adjustments in the framework 
> code, and added to our buid-system the feature of producing .vcproj files. Now 
> we are planning to drop VC6 support for the next release
> VC6 compiler and its standard library, is unfamous for being non-standard 
> compliant. So, since CLAM is a multiplatform framework, compatibility with VC6 
> has always been a major headache that have slowed down the overall 
> development. At this moment, VC7 version seems to be mature, robust, popular, 
> and far much more standard compliant than VC6.
> An example of that problem, is that we have already implemented, in our 
> development branch, some important new features that are not VC6 compatible.
> For all that, and having in account that Microsoft has released a free (as 
> in free beer) VC7 compiler [1], we propose to discontinue VC6 support in 
> upcoming releases.
> If you use CLAM with VC6, please tell us --in the list-- what do you think 
> about it. Your feedback is most welcomed.
> CLAM development team
> [1] the compiler and libraries, not the whole IDE. 
> http://msdn.microsoft.com/visualc/vctoolkit2003/
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