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Re: [bagder/curl] 0e66d5: vc: remove explicit MSVC6 IDE project file and doc...

From: Rich Gray <>
Date: Thu, 07 Feb 2013 12:42:08 -0500

Daniel Stenberg wrote:
> On Thu, 7 Feb 2013, Yang Tse wrote:
>>> vc: remove explicit MSVC6 IDE project file and documentation
>>> VC6 is _very_ old and we provide working makefiles even for that
>>> compiler. Users who build with the IDE never use that method and project
>>> file anyway and it was just lingering in the root dir.
>> Please don't.
>> Ancianity of VC6 is no reason to drop it. We have build stuff for much
>> more ancient systems and I would be equally surprised if they were removed.
> This would be in the same spirit I removed the emacs files. They're
> virtually unused and only linger there in the root dir year in and year out
> and aren't ever used. I don't mind keeping files for ancient build systems
> but I rather not have them in the root dir.
>> Workspace files for _any_ other MS visual studio can be generated from the
>> VC6 ones.
> Yes, but no users I ever read comments from do their MSVC development based
> on this file. They typically either use makefiles or they just manually
> import all the source files into their project.
> But okay, if you use it I'll reinstate it.

FWIW, we have used the vc6curl.dsw with the 2010 VS as well as a project we
still have kicking around in VS6.

- Rich
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Received on 2013-02-07