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Re: [vox-tech] win32 compiler



On Tuesday 21 October 2003 11:21 am, Mark K. Kim wrote:
> On Tue, 21 Oct 2003, Rod Roark wrote:
> 
> > Microsoft's official C++ development platform is Visual C++,
> > or MSVC.  MFC refers to the Microsoft Foundation (C++)
> > Classes, which comes with MSVC.  Yes you have to buy it.
> [snip]
> 
> Hmm... I'm not sure if this is necessarily true.  Isn't MFC built into
> MSVC runtime library?  And MSVC runtime library is available for free, and
> freely distributable.

Yes but you need the headers to compile your source.

> MinGW, for one, uses MSVC runtime library, though
> it does not do graphics natively.

I guess they have their own source code for that.

> wxwindows, too, might be just a wrapper
> for MSVC... I can't imagine why they'd want to write it
> all from scratch.

No, it produces source that you can compile with MSVC or
other compilers.

> I also got a Borland compiler here that lets you use MFC or use a Borland
> wrapper for MFC, though I guess they could've licensed MFC from MS.

I guess.

-- Rod

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