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Inside Visual C++

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    We've Hit ZBB

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    Great I hear you say: but what's ZBB and what does it mean for the product? Well ZBB means Zero-Bug-Bounce that means that the compiler team have managed to drive the total number of active compiler bugs to zero. This doesn't mean that we are done...
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    What's New in Visual C++ 8.0

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    First I would like to apolgize for my silence over the last few months - I really have been heads down trying to finish off the compiler for the next release of Visual C++. Finally we are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel and so I can...
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    Answers

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    I've got some feedback to my recent blogs ... mostly in the form of questions: so here are some (hopefully useful) answers. Andrew asked about my thoughts on general compiler design. I'd sum it up in one phrase - Keep It Simple - break the...
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    Developing the Compiler

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    Working on a compiler can be difficult: you can make what you think is a minor change to fix a bug, check it in to the source tree. If you get the fix wrong and you are lucky, you’ll have your QA team telling you that you just broke a whole series...
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    Welcome

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    Welcome: everyone else seems to be blogging so I thought I'd join them. A little bit about myself. I've been working on compilers for longer than I care to remember (Pascal, Fortran, Modula-2, C and most recently C++). For the last 10 years I've been...
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    What Compiler Do You Use?

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    This is a common question I get asked at a lot of conferences: users are always interested in what tools we use internally. The answer is complicated. First: there is no one single version of the compiler which is used by every team at Microsoft...
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    I've been Relocated!

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    It was decided that the “official” Microsoft Blog site would be on asp.net - so I've moved my blog here. I'll repost my previous blog entries so that they are all located in one place.
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