VS2010 missing C99 support - by agottem

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ID 606707 Comments
Status Closed Workarounds
Type Suggestion Repros 0
Opened 9/29/2010 9:45:38 AM
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The following C code will not compile using VS2010:

for(int i = 11; i < who_the_hell_knows(); i++)
    printf("Number of years MS has ignored the C community: %d\n", i);

$11,924 for VS2010 Ultimate should at least get me a modern C compiler.

If adding C99 support to the Microsoft C compiler is too difficult, perhaps they can improve Windows support in the MinGW project?
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Posted by Microsoft on 10/18/2010 at 11:19 AM
Hi agotterm,

Thank you for submitting this issue. Unfortunately, we are already have our hands full with C++0x and other FE work. At this point, we do not have plans to add C99 support to the compiler.

Mark Roberts
Visual C++ Compiler Team
Posted by David A Nelson on 10/7/2010 at 2:40 PM
I'm curious whether you read any of the many blog or forum posts or the previously reported "suggestions" about this issue before you filed your own. The short answer: C++0x is many, many times more important than C99, and that only becomes more true as time goes on. So this just isn't going to happen.
Posted by Microsoft on 9/29/2010 at 6:22 PM
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