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C++ build throughput investigation and tune up
C++ build throughput investigation and tune up
Building C++ code is a complex process, launching many build tools in parallel and often running for a long time. It is always desirable to make it faster, but also a challenge to understand what the most effective way would be to achieve this. We’d like to share some techniques we use to get a “bigger” picture of the build, as well ...
Microsoft C++ Team at CppCon 2021
Microsoft C++ Team at CppCon 2021
The Microsoft C++ team has an exciting lineup of sessions at CppCon 2021. Many of us will also be present at our team’s booth in the main hall for the first two days of the conference. Come say hi and let us know if you have any questions about our talks, products, or anything else! You can also join the #visual_studio channel on the ...
MSVC C++20 and the /std:c++20 Switch
MSVC C++20 and the /std:c++20 Switch
We are excited to announce that in Visual Studio 2019 version 16.11, we have added the /std:c++20 switch to the set of language mode switches available. The addition of this switch indicates that we’ve reached a point of sufficient stabilization of the MSVC C++20 feature set for it be used in production, with full support in VS servicing ...