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Re: Building with VC6 [WAS: Re: Minor patch suggestion:]

From: Mat Booth <mat.booth_at_wandisco.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Oct 2011 10:51:36 +0100

On 18 October 2011 06:37, Joe Swatosh <joe.swatosh_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 17, 2011 at 4:42 AM, Bert Huijben <bert_at_qqmail.nl> wrote:
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Mat Booth [mailto:mat.booth_at_wandisco.com]
>>> Sent: maandag 17 oktober 2011 12:26
>>> To: Peter Samuelson
>>> Cc: dev_at_subversion.apache.org
>>> Subject: Re: Minor patch suggestion:
>>> On 14 October 2011 18:25, Peter Samuelson <peter_at_p12n.org> wrote:
>>> >
>>> > [Mat Booth]
>>> >> --- subversion/libsvn_subr/cmdline.c  (revision 1183368)
>> I don't know anybody that still does real Subversion work with the 2002/2003
>> Visual Studio versions.
>> Visual Studio 2005, 2008 and 2010 are the most common releases and then
>> Visual C++ 6.0 (From 1998). But apache httpd and some other old projects
>> still require Visual C++ 6.0 (from 1998).
>> AnkhSVN has about 1000 users that still use Visual Studio 2002/2003. This
>> number is measurable in our update process, but nothing compared to our
>> total user base. (We have no numbers on VC 6.0 usage)
> Not sure how relevant this as (as you point out VC6 is ancient), but
> trunk won't build with VC6.  Attached is a portion of a patch
> (trivially modified) sent to me off list by David Darj that is needed
> to get trunk to compile with VC6. David's original patch includes
> changes to support building the Perl bindings, too.
> It is not ready to be committed and I'm not suggesting it (I haven't
> even tried to run the tests), this is just FYI.
> Is the project going to support building with VC6? Or skip it because
> it's too old?
> --
> Joe

My main concern was non-Microsoft compilers that do not ship crtdbg.h.

Mat Booth
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