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[C++] Updating Platform SDK

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Hi all, Is there any particularly good reason to update the C++ Platform SDK libs/headers unless you want to use the advanced/new features? As in, I have VC++2002 (Think it's got the August-2001 platformSDK), I use a bit of the platformSDK as-and-when, but mostly not too bothered. Am I likely to see any benefit from getting a newer version? I presume there'll be limited (if any) performance/efficiency gains by just updating the SDK as opposed to the runtimes (Which I presume are updated by the auto-updates and service packs)..? Cheers, Jack

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Most people update the platform SDK to get the newer documentation (for example, XP SP2's enforcement of the no-execute bit on memory pages) or if they want to use newer APIs/libraries bundled with it. They certainly don't update the runtime code with it, though. Since you just get a bunch of .lib files with it anyway, you can't see any real performance gains with it -- all the code that could be optimized is in the DLLs on user systems.

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