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- Subject: Re: Lua for Windows needs help
- From: "Stuart P. Bentley" <stuart@...>
- Date: Wed, 02 Mar 2011 23:18:17 -0500
On Wed, 02 Mar 2011 10:05:27 -0500, Javier Guerra Giraldez
On Wed, Mar 2, 2011 at 8:52 AM, RJP Computing <email@example.com>
The problem is that Visual C++ 2005 is old and comes with very
is post-2005 VC++ any better?
honestly, i only tried once to create a deployment-appropriate binary
with MS tools. i don't remember which version it was; but it was
total hell. (gimme mingw any day... well, any day i have to deal with
i did find hard to believe how many hoops you have to jump, since MS
is usually very focused on keeping simple things simple. i think
there must be some motive i don't see.
but my question was: has that improved? or maybe 2005 was even worse
than what i saw?
My experience with using the Windows 7 SDK has been much easier than it
was in 2005 (when Microsoft's free development offerings were in their
infancy). From what I saw now, the only hard scenario is using MSBuild.exe
without having Visual C++ to generate the .vcproj files (which are a
Lovecraftian nightmare when viewed raw). If you have to use msbuild,
Visual C++ Express is free.
Other than that, just installing the SDK and running CL.exe (after a
possibly necessary run of setenv /Release /x86) doesn't seem any harder
than running GCC on Linux (except for the actual "installing the SDK"