[openal] The future of MSVC support with OpenAL Soft

Chris Robinson chris.kcat at gmail.com
Sat Jun 21 00:07:00 EDT 2014

On 05/21/2014 07:57 PM, N. N. wrote:
> Whoops...sorry about last message, editor issue.
> Anyway...
> http://blogs.msdn.com/b/vcblog/archive/2013/07/19/c99-library-support-in-visual-studio-2013.aspx
> http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2013/06/c99-acknowledged-at-last-as-microsoft-lays-out-its-path-to-c14/
> http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh567368.aspx
> So, in short, they are slowly getting there.

Apologies for the late reply. GMail saw fit to put this in the spam 
folder, and I just barely noticed it.

The problem with these reports is that they miss a critical problem in 
their C99 support... you only get the language features when compiling 
as C++. That last link even includes its C99 feature list as a 
sub-section of C++11 features.

With the C compiler, you'll get some more C99 functions simply because 
those headers will be there and the functions are either inlined or 
provided by an external lib, but not anything that actually requires the 
compiler to do something it doesn't already do.

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