The 9.0 instructions for building MFC and the CRT to use MSLU?

by Michael S. Kaplan, published on 2007/12/24 10:01 -05:00, original URI: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/michkap/archive/2007/12/24/6843913.aspx


Now if you look over on the side of the blog, you will see an expandable group entitled Rebuilding MFC and the CRT with MSLU, with links under it for MFC/CRT 6.0, MFC/CRT 7.0, MFC/CRT 7.1, and MFC/CRT 8.0.

Now that Visual Studio 2008 (aka "Orcas") has now been released to manufacturing, people might consider it perfectly reasonable to be looking for the 9.0 instructions as well.

Helpful MVP Mike (the one behind all of the previous versions of the instructions, with help from Ted W.), sent me a piece of mail about this not too long ago, actually!

The mail read:

For a brief moment, I had a thought: maybe I should do a 9.0 version of these instructions

http://blogs.msdn.com/michkap/articles/478235.aspx

then I quickly remembered that 9.0 (Visual C++ 2008) doesn't even support Windows 9x.   Something that doesn't even run on 9x under ANSI, should I try to get working under Unicode? No, methinks there is no demand for this one.  Haha, oh well, it was fun while it lasted. 

You know what? He's right.

Here is in fact a list of all of the related technologies that really no longer support Win9x:

Given that it is not supported to put the tools on Win9x and that Win9x itself is no longer supported, building instructions for the 9.0 version does seem slightly unrealistic.

They did show the easiest way ti deqal with a request they did not want to have to work on (in this case integrating MSLU support into the CRT and MFC) -- when in doubt, just stall until the request no longer makes sense!

The plus side of all of this is that the need for non-Unicode support has been given a swift kick in the ass and it might be time to turn up the heat on better conversion of projects to Unicode in future versions of Visual Studio.... :-)

 

All of the characters in Unicode have taken off for Grand Cayman for the Christmas holiday weekend
(they are staying at the Marriott Grand Cayman Beach Hotel in case you are there and are curious at all the characters hanging out by the pool!)


# Yuhong Bao on 27 May 2008 11:33 AM:

"They did show the easiest way ti deqal with a request they did not want to have to work on (in this case integrating MSLU support into the CRT and MFC) -- when in doubt, just stall until the request no longer makes sense!"

That trick is often used in lawsuits, BTW. Fo


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