On Wednesday, 29 July 2015 at 01:55:35 UTC, Joseph Cassman wrote:
There is probably an obvious reason this is not possible but I could not see it when reading through the MS licensing information. It seems to me the linker bin could be redistributed. Why is it (and the other required lib/dll files) not bundled with the Windows installer to make it one-stop-shopping?

Seems like this is what is done with Win32.

You're not allowed to redistribute the VS binaries, only the libc dlls.
On Win32 we use our own libc (dmc) and linker (optlink).
We could improve our installer so it can optionally start the VS compiler installation.

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