New versions breaking extensions, etc.

Jive someone at
Sun Dec 12 18:48:30 CET 2004

"Martin v. Löwis" <martin at> wrote in message
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> Either VS.NET 2003 or VC++ .NET 2003 should do (although I don't know
> anybody who owns the latter to be sure). The core issue is that it needs
> a "native" C++ compiler (ie. not just managed C++), and that it needs
> mscvcr71.dll.

Sorry if I'm being dense.   If I had that DLL, why couldn't I use VC++ 6.0?

It's still not clear to me exactly what's in each package.  One would think
there would be a more technical description on the MS web pages.

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