envvc

Did you ever have the need to use different versions of Microsofts Visual C++ compiler from the command line? Did you wish you wouldn’t have to constantly call vcvars32.bat or change your environment (PATH, INCLUDE and LIB variables)? In comes a little tool called envvc.exe. It sets the environment for the chosen version and then calls any chosen executable. As additional feature it verifies that you have installed the latest service pack for the chosen version. Read More ...

The four days at the ACCU Conference in Oxford are over. Except Günter nobody seems to have blogged the C++ track. Apart from the discussions and presentations what should go into the next C++ standard (called C++0x and scheduled for 2009), one of the big topics was concurrency and a new awareness that some new ideas are needed. Herb Sutter presented the points of his recent DDJ article. As an example for an exercise simple to understand and yet far from easy to solve he mentioned the Santa Claus Problem: Read More ...

Peter Steiner

Software Developer and Opinionated Citizen

Switzerland