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Re: MSVC 2005 (8.0) build broken

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From:
Tomasz Konojacki
Date:
August 15, 2021 12:32
Subject:
Re: MSVC 2005 (8.0) build broken
Message ID:
20210815143136.226F.5C4F47F8@xenu.pl
On Sun, 15 Aug 2021 13:09:38 +0100
"Paul \"LeoNerd\" Evans" <leonerd@leonerd.org.uk> wrote:

> I'd say it's more that we're not going to bother doing *active* work to
> keep supporting such old compilers. If things happen to currently
> mostly work then fine. If code is sitting around just to support it but
> isn't in the way of anything else, then don't bother disturbing it.
> 
> If you want to propose removing code that only exists to support old
> compilers, you'll have to weigh up the relative cost of making that
> disturbance, against the wider benefit of cleaning up the code.

Well, the ultimate goal is C99, Visual C++ 2012 and older are the main
blockers of that and currently we *explicitly* support them (see
README.win32 or the comments in win32/Makefile).

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