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VRF- what Compiler?

Question asked by VRFuser on Nov 21, 1996
Re: VRF- what Compiler?
From: Johannes Mulder

Hi Stan

We use Microsoft visual C++ version 4.1 for developing NT software in
general. I think our software people know very well what they are
doing, so I have not much doubt this is a good choice (for us).
I used it to write my DLL's for VEE under win95. Untill now I'm happy
with it.

> Am a fairly recent convert to the PC world and find that I need to start
> looking at VEE compiled functions (dll's).
>
> Would like recommendations as to what compiler I should be using for
> the best results.
>
> I probably need to do some work on win 3.1 for compatibility reasons
> but most work will be under Win 95/ NT4.
>
> any hints would be appreciated!
>
> thanks
>
> Stan
>
>
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> Stan Bischof   Hewlett Packard Company   707-577-3994  stanb@sr.hp.com
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>
With kind regards,
  Johannes Mulder           
  Philips Electron Optics            tel +31 40 2766947
  Building AAE-room 21               fax +31 40 2766820
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From: Moloney Ken <p20771@po15.geg.mot.com>
To: Stan Bischof <stanb@hpnmrsb2.sr.hp.com>
Subject: RE: VRF- what Compiler?
Date: Thu, 21 Nov 96 14:22:00 MST


Stan,

As much as I hate to say so, experience has taught me to use Microsoft C++
version 2.0 or higher for NT dlls. If you ever interface with other compiled
drivers, you will find more compatibility with Microsoft than you will with
other compilers like Borland. Borland is a good compiler, but not that many
people use it to write NT drivers or dlls.  HP factory reps understand
Microsoft and have little experience with other compilers. I am not a fan of
Microsoft C++ but it is easier to find support with it.


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From: Stan Bischof
To: hpvxd_xc
Subject: VRF- what Compiler?
Date: Thursday, November 21, 1996 11:30AM

Hi all

Am a fairly recent convert to the PC world and find that I need to start
looking at VEE compiled functions (dll's).

Would like recommendations as to what compiler I should be using for
the best results.

I probably need to do some work on win 3.1 for compatibility reasons
but most work will be under Win 95/ NT4.

any hints would be appreciated!

thanks

Stan


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Stan Bischof   Hewlett Packard Company   707-577-3994  stanb@sr.hp.com
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From: Greg Goebel <gvg@hpislsup.lvld.hp.com>
Subject: Re: VRF- what Compiler?
To: stanb@hpnmrsb2.sr.hp.com (Stan Bischof)
Date: Thu, 21 Nov 96 13:23:14 MST

from: Greg Goebel / HP-MXD
      gvg@lvld.hp.com / 970-679-2305 / FAX 970-679-5971
to:   Stan Bischof / VRf
date: Thursday, 21 November 1996 1323 MST

> Am a fairly recent convert to the PC world and find that I need to start
> looking at VEE compiled functions (dll's).
>
> Would like recommendations as to what compiler I should be using for
> the best results.
>
> I probably need to do some work on win 3.1 for compatibility reasons
> but most work will be under Win 95/ NT4.
>
> any hints would be appreciated!
>
> thanks
>
> Stan
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> Stan Bischof   Hewlett Packard Company   707-577-3994  stanb@sr.hp.com
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------

Stan:

We strongly recommend Visual C++ from Msoft.  While there are plenty of
Borland advocates out there, rather than get into a discussion of the
relative merits of the two compilers I can point out as an absolute fact
that if you need help at the factory, we have lots of accumulated experience
with the MS compiler -- while nobody uses the Borland compiler here
professionally and we have to puzzle things out.

If you have more questions, let us know.

[<>] regards -- gvg

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