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Should i upgrade from MSVC++ 6 to MSVC++ .Net 2003

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Is your code running too slowly right now?


How appropriate. You fight like a cow.

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.net conforms better to the C++ standard and I've heard it has a faster standard library. I say upgrade. Get me a copy, too.
EDIT: If you have the money, that is...
If you will have to eat nothing but potatos for a month to afford it, then it is not worth it.

[edited by - GaulerTheGoat on May 7, 2003 11:03:05 PM]

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I dont use managed code, ugg the framework. But I still create the MFC. The additions to fomr creations and what not is less tedious as compared to vc 6. I use the dx 9 wizard that comes with it for getting started faster

You can get it free on the net

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The reasons I''m waiting for 2003 academic to come out eagerly... (I still use VC6)

Faster code because of an advance optimizer.
An awesome runtime debugger (this is what I''ve heard anyway)
A sweet new IDE.
Better standards compliance (has to be a good thing)


And probably alot more... SIMD instructions or some such (dont know the acronym lol) for p3 and higher...


Seems like itll be worth my $100 when the 2k3 academic version is out... I don''t know if it is, or when it will be though.

So that brings me to my question.

Does anyone know when an Academic version of .NET 2k3 will be released?

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yeah...my code is a little slow right now...

I''m leaning toward an upgrade.

The acidemic should only be $50...if you want it for $100, check the MS website...

MSVC++ .NET 2003 is only around $100...Visual Studio is alot more, but just C++ is MUCH cheaper...

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quote:
Original post by GaulerTheGoat
.net conforms better to the C++ standard and I've heard it has a faster standard library. I say upgrade. Get me a copy, too.
EDIT: If you have the money, that is...
If you will have to eat nothing but potatos for a month to afford it, then it is not worth it.

Many schools have deals set up with Microsoft which lets teachers give out academic editions of the software package for free. This is how I got my copy.


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Original post by Illumini Does anyone know when an Academic version of .NET 2k3 will be released?
I haven't heard anything about 2003 yet... I'll ask around tomorrow.

[EDIT] And yes, .NET is worth the upgrade. The only real pain in the ass is upgrading all your VBX projects to VB.NET.


- Rob Loach
Current Project: Go Through Object-Oriented Programming in C++ by Robert Lafore

"Do or do not. There is no try."
- Yoda


[edited by - Rob Loach on May 8, 2003 12:10:28 PM]

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Thanks Rob, I''m just a Senior in Highschool so I don''t have anyone to ask about this stuff other than online heh.

Matt would you care to give me a link to the $100 Academic version of 2k3 on MS site? I haven''t been able to find it

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quote:
Many schools have deals set up with Microsoft which lets teachers give out academic editions of the software package for free. This is how I got my copy.


Wow! Really? I hope this is true I''ll be going to college this fall; hopefully I can get my hands on a copy

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quote:
Original post by Rob Loach
And yes, .NET is worth the upgrade. The only real pain in the ass is upgrading all your VBX projects to VB.NET.
Agreed! For other than simple little programs, the wizard they included is virtually worthless since the language is so totally different! It''s especially bad if your projects are using third party controls. Luckily everything I''m working on is from scratch.

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Ah I was trying to get a hold of the whole 2k3 .NEt package, the Standard C++ Only editions don''t offer the proffesional level code optimizer that the full .NET Pro/Enterprise or Academic version do.

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Wow, I was under impression standard C++ didn''t have same quality debugger (maybe this was under 2002? and they added it with 2003?)

Either way now I face a new dilema. I could go out and buy C++ 2003, which is what I really use. But I wouldn''t mind having VB.net nad C# to mess with hehe. So I still have to decide whether to wait it out on an Academic version.

On MS Product support page they have VS.net 2003 Academic listed. I guess I should call up one of the places around here that is supposed to sell Academic editions and sede if they have it yet

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I''d suggest the standard edition for new-comers to any Visual products unless (you have a fairly good VS book to refer to) || (you have used VS6).

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