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Posted 09 January 2002 - 11:58 AM
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Posted 09 January 2002 - 12:16 PM
Visual C++ is just a piece of software; its a C++ IDE and compiler. You can use another compiler with the MSVC++ IDE (not always too easily! The Intel one integrates seamlessly though.).
Microsoft''s C++ compiler, which comes with VC++, is not entirely compliant with the ANSI standard. There''s the notorious FOR loop scoping problem, and some template and inheritance/polymophism problems. All in all, it''s still not a bad compiler. I just use the Intel one since it can write code using MMX/SSE instructions. The Intel one, AFAIK, has the same incompatibilities as the MS one.