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Hi Austin,

>> Anyway, do you have any concrete examples?
> 
> Current ones? Not offhand. Simply experience from trying to push Ruby
> on Windows to be built with VS2005/VC8 instead of VC6 or mingw.

Do you by chance have any notes, blog posts, or can remember the various 
issues you ran into when doing that?  Would be great to build off your 
experiences.

> I recall seeing some libraries that I wanted to port to VC8 that
> allocated memory on calls but didn't have a library-specific free
> implementation. These things don't actually matter on most Unix
> systems as there's only ever one C runtime, but I ended up giving up
> on it because the task of maintaining third-party ports was too large
> (pdcurses was one, I think, but I could be mistaken) and uninteresting
> to me.

Yes, understood.  It would be helpful if we could put together a list of 
problem libraries.

For pdcurses, or any of the default extensions that ship with ruby 
(zlib, gdbm, iconv, etc.) there shouldn't be any problems since they 
will all be compiled and distributed together as part of the one-click 
installer.  Thus, they will all use the same C runtime library.

Charlie



> 
> -austin

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Charlie Savage
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