Building on Windows from scratch - follow up

Wm Tarr wm.tarr at
Tue Apr 29 16:14:27 EDT 2014

On 28/04/2014 21:01, John Ralls wrote:
> On Apr 28, 2014, at 12:27 PM, Christian Stimming <christian at> wrote:
>> Am Montag, 28. April 2014, 18:56:48 schrieb Geert Janssens:
>>>> For wild, not even in the oven yet, for the very long term, how about
>>>> "build GC native in MSVC"?
>>> :
>>> :) Would require a copy of MSVC of course.
>> Yeah, but this doesn't have to be costly: For our purposes, the free (as in
>> beer) "Express" editions of MS Visual Studio are just fine. Prefer the 2012 or
>> 2013 variant over any older version. You still need a MS Windows OS, though.
> IIRC for those versions it needs to be Vista or later, and for 2013 might be Win7 or later.
What would the advantage be in compiling with MSVC ?


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