>> Some time ago the -p parameter (for platform) was removed since all
>> platforms on msvc and evc could be detected from the batch files'
>> environment variables, but when we want to support msvc9 we need some
>> way to decide which platform was set up. Any opinions on how to do that?
>> Maybe it would be best to just call the compiler and see what it prints out?
> It is only a beta version , who knowns if the release won't contain the
> necessary information. If not, calling the compiler would be an elegant
> way of doing it. Do we have enough tool under a cmd or command shell to
> manipulate the resulting string and find necessary information ?
> Otherwise we will have to restore -p option...
I could also download and install the RTM, which should be available,
too. I don't think they will add an environment variable for this,
though. I don't know much about shell programming, so I don't know if
I'll look into parsing compiler version output with the shell. If that
doesn't work it seems we're back to restoring the -p option...
>> An even bigger problem is when compiling for mobile WinCE devices, since
>> these platforms come without any batch files to set up compiling. Any
>> ideas there?
> I hope Microsoft will document how to setup a development
> environment in this case. If not then I think we will only have to say
> good luck to users of those environments :-)
Well, a wizard-generated project should contain all defines, but I guess
it's good to provide files that contain everything needed. As I had to
figure it out anyway, I can do that, too.