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reply Mark Evans <Mark_member pathlink.com> writes:
http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/4/27707.html
Posted: 21/10/2002 at 07:00 GMT

Microsoft is revisiting the controversial subject of standards compliance in its
implementation of C++, the language created by Bjarne Stroustrup at Bell Labs.
Microsoft told ComputerWire last week it plans greater adherence to ISO/ANSI
standards in the up- coming release of Visual Studio.NET, codenamed Everett and
due in the first quarter of 2003. 

The company said its goal is a version of Visual C++.NET in Everett that offers
conformance with ISO/ANSI standards in the "high 90s" range - up from a
relatively poor 60 compliance range under Visual C++ 6.0.
Oct 28 2002
parent reply bw <bw_member pathlink.com> writes:
that is GREAT news!  so if they're adding 30% additional functionality to their
product, the price will be 30% of visual 6.0 right?

jeez these guys seem to release "new" products a lot... but it seems to me that
the "new" thing is just the "old" thing with a few new bells and whistles and a
higher price...

L8r,
bw

In article <apl1j3$15gs$1 digitaldaemon.com>, Mark Evans says...
http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/4/27707.html
Posted: 21/10/2002 at 07:00 GMT

Microsoft is revisiting the controversial subject of standards compliance in its
implementation of C++, the language created by Bjarne Stroustrup at Bell Labs.
Microsoft told ComputerWire last week it plans greater adherence to ISO/ANSI
standards in the up- coming release of Visual Studio.NET, codenamed Everett and
due in the first quarter of 2003. 

The company said its goal is a version of Visual C++.NET in Everett that offers
conformance with ISO/ANSI standards in the "high 90s" range - up from a
relatively poor 60 compliance range under Visual C++ 6.0.

Oct 29 2002
parent reply Mark Evans <Mark_member pathlink.com> writes:
The idea of the note was to prick Walter into finishing namespace support in
DMC++ -- and other missing C++ features.

Not that I like or respect MSVC++; but DMC++ has to be "ten times better" to
dislodge people from using MSVC++, even on open-source projects (just because of
market inertia).  I know, because I've tried to get people started using it.  So
this news is yet more reason for them to ignore DMC++ and Walter had better do
something <g>.

Mark

bw says...
that is GREAT news!  so if they're adding 30% additional functionality to their
product, the price will be 30% of visual 6.0 right?

Oct 29 2002
parent reply bw <bw_member pathlink.com> writes:
i know, i've been criticised a zillion times for code with iostream.h and not
using std:: but hey i'm sure he's doing the best he can... or is it they?

i think it's good that m$ is talking the talk, but so far it's just talk right?
at least walter aint putting out "vapor-ware" and press releases... hey maybe if
he "leaked" to the press that dmc++ will be 94.2% compliant by the time the
"new" vc is out he could win over some business?

In article <apmna3$27fk$1 digitaldaemon.com>, Mark Evans says...
The idea of the note was to prick Walter into finishing namespace support in
DMC++ -- and other missing C++ features.

Oct 29 2002
parent "Matthew Wilson" <dmd synesis.com.au> writes:
This is perhaps more worth considering than the (presumably) tongue-in-cheek
comment



"bw" <bw_member pathlink.com> wrote in message
news:apmqfm$2b36$1 digitaldaemon.com...
 i know, i've been criticised a zillion times for code with iostream.h and

 using std:: but hey i'm sure he's doing the best he can... or is it they?

 i think it's good that m$ is talking the talk, but so far it's just talk

 at least walter aint putting out "vapor-ware" and press releases... hey

 he "leaked" to the press that dmc++ will be 94.2% compliant by the time

 "new" vc is out he could win over some business?

 In article <apmna3$27fk$1 digitaldaemon.com>, Mark Evans says...
The idea of the note was to prick Walter into finishing namespace support


DMC++ -- and other missing C++ features.


Oct 31 2002