[Rd] Question when compiling source code with VC++

Duncan Murdoch murdoch at stats.uwo.ca
Fri Oct 16 00:40:40 CEST 2009

On 15/10/2009 5:01 PM, cstrato wrote:
> Dear Duncan,
> In your document "readme.packages.txt" you have a very helpful chapter 
> on "Using Visual C++".
> Please allow me to ask you one question: Why do you propose the option 
> "/MT" instead of option "/MD"?
> (To my knowledge usually option "/MD" is used when compiling programs 
> with VC++.)

I didn't write that: I've got no experience with VC++.  It was Brian 
Ripley who wrote it, and the log says he wrote it in 1999.  So I'd guess 
that it isn't bad advice (having lasted 10 years without a change), but 
I guess it's possible that it is no longer optimal.

Duncan Murdoch

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