Visual C++ 8
February 7, 2007
We’re in the process of moving our 600KLOC codebase from VC6 to VC8, so I moved my current development project to VC8. After the usual snafus getting a working build I finally have a binary that I can build, run & debug in the IDE and at the command line. Getting a binary that links is always a struggle in a new environment, especially if the ground is moving under your feet with new versions of STLport, Boost and others. So I was relieved when the link finally came up with zero unresolved externals, and I could start to explore the most important part on an IDE: the debugger. It’s nice. The tabbed debug windows for browsing variables, threads, callstack work nicely. And you can click on a variable and pop up a view – very handy for those long strings that got truncated in the old VC6 debugger window.