VS2008 Beta 2 first impressions

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I've just installed Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 in a VMWare box so that I can start to test the x64 port of The Server Framework with the new compiler. I haven't bothered to look into what's new in the 2008 C++ compiler, I'm more interested in changes to the project file format (for the tools I'm building to fix this problem) and things that may prevent my code compiling or passing its tests rather than reasons to upgrade.

So far I've had no problems, things build well and VS2008 performs pretty nicely in my 2gb mem, dual processor, x64 virtual machine. Since I work with 'warnings are errors' my current precompiled header builds are failing with a new warning, C4627, header file 'blah' skipped when looking for precompiled header. This is pretty neat for people who are using precompiled headers with #pragma hdrstop; it makes it easier to make sure you don't have anything unecessary in your precompiled header blocks...

More as it happens...

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