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GeneralRe: Microsoft Visual C++ is the Internet Explorer of C++ compilers. Pin
Richard MacCutchan16-Mar-21 22:49
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honey the codewitch17-Mar-21 4:10
mvahoney the codewitch17-Mar-21 4:10 
Of course the thing that controls the other thing will dump output from the other thing when you run it. I refer you again to the documentation I linked to, which clearly states that the cl.exe is a utility that controls MSVC.

Even if it's currently embedded in cl.exe the concept is distinct, meaning microsoft may expose the *MSVC* compiler as a service at some point (if they haven't already, i haven't kept up with their latest nonsense)

cl.exe is a tool that controls the Microsoft C++ (MSVC) C and C++ compilers and linker. cl.exe can be run only on operating systems that support Microsoft Visual Studio for Windows.


Read it carefully, and I think you'll understand why I call the compiler Microsoft Visual C++ and not "cl.exe"
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modified 17-Mar-21 10:17am.

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