vjoel wrote:
> 
> I'm embarrassed to say it was 6.0. I have 8.0 (express) but can't get
> past the "MSVCR80.DLL missing" problem, at least with the
> mkmf.rb-generated Makefile. (For regular projects in MSVC 8.0, you can
> get around this problem by deleting the foobar.exe.embed.manifest.res
> file from the Debug dir of project foobar.) Anyone have any ideas?
> 
> I'm using the single-click installer ruby, which IIRC is compiled with
> 7.1. Maybe it's not a fair comparison with gcc-built ruby, since that
> will take advatage of i686 vs. i386. So, not a very scientific
> comparison at all--it would best to use the latest MS compiler, build
> ruby from scratch, and make sure to use the same arch settings as for 
> gcc.
> 
> I'm just glad to see that gcc is so much better than it was.

I'd be very interested in seeing it compiled with the just-released VC 
using LTCG (link-time code generation). It can make inter-module 
optimizations and adjust calling conventions on a case-by-case basis.

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