Updated 2015-09-15 08:51:39 by gkubu

Microsoft has offered C compilers on its principal operating systems for years; sometimes, as for much of the last decade, they hold a majority position in that particular market. While this compiler is generally regarded as a for-fee proprietary product [1], recently mostly known as "Visual C++", during much of the twenty-first century Microsoft has offered no-charge versions of the core compiler. This page aims to collect information that makes it as easy as possible for Tcl-oriented developers to work with Microsoft's C compiler.

Best is to start with "Building Tcl with the free VC++ toolkit".

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[See this [2] page written from a Python perspective.]

gkubu - 2015-09-14 18:04:48

Download free Visual Studio Community edition https://www.visualstudio.com/downloads/download-visual-studio-vs. You may need a customized install to activate C++ tools.

For nmake see https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd9y37ha.aspx