2009/1/2 Brandon Van Every:
> I've got some of a Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 build of Freeciv
> working.  I've run into an impediment, however: VC9 does not support
> variable length arrays.
> http://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/ViewFeedback.aspx?FeedbackID=333273
>  VLAs are part of the C99 standard, so you can say Microsoft is the
> bad guy here.  My question is whether you're willing to support the
> bad guy's compiler.  Or, put another way, compilers that aren't GCC
> and aren't C99.  I could make all the needed changes, but there would
> be little point if they won't ever be accepted.

 I have been told that VisualStudio lacks several C99 features (and
has incompatible implementation for some, I believe) simply because
it's not even meant to be C compiler. It's an C++ compiler.


 - ML

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