We would like to share a progress update to our previous announcement regarding enabling Boost.Hana with MSVC compiler. Just as a quick background, Louis Dionne, the Boost.Hana author, and us have jointly agreed to provide a version of Boost.Hana in vcpkg to promote usage of the library among more C++ users from the Visual C++ community.
Achieving conformance with the C++ Standards has been a long road for the Visual C++ team. If you’ve seen us at any conferences lately, you’ve probably seen the MSVC Conformance slide. (You can grab a copy of the slide or watch the 2017 CppCon talk here.) Finishing the features on this slide – which includes features from C++11,
Throughout the VS 2015 cycle we’ve been focusing on the quality of our expression SFINAE implementation. Because expression SFINAE issues can be subtle and complex we’ve been using popular libraries such as Boost and Microsoft’s fork of Range-v3 to validate our implementation and find remaining bugs.
This blog post written by Gabriel Dos Reis, Ulzii Luvsanbat, and Andrew Pardoe.
In Visual C++ 2015 Update 3 we are introducing tools to help you control the version of the ISO C++ programming language you depend on and the version you want VC++ to enforce in your projects.
The C++ compiler team is excited for you to try out the compiler in Visual Studio 2015 Update 2 CTP 1. Since Update 1 we’ve made progress on being Standards-conformant for lot of C++11 and C++14 features.
[This post was written by Dave Bartolomeo and the Clang/C2 feature crew]
One of the challenges with developing and maintaining cross-platform C++ code is dealing with different C++ compilers for different platforms. You write some code that builds fine with the Visual C++ compiler for your Windows-targeting build,
[This post was written by Andrew Pardoe and Neil MacIntosh]
Update: The CppCoreCheck tools are now part of VS 2017: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/vcblog/2016/10/12/cppcorecheck.
Back in September at CppCon 2015 Neil announced that we would be shipping new code analysis tools for C++ that would enforce some of the rules in the C++ Core Guidelines.
When debugging your native applications, it is often useful to view the values of the objects in memory in a specific way, whether that be with custom string formatting, or even performing an operation on the data to make it more meaningful and easy to interpret.