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Visual C++ Toolkit 2003 and C-Runtime


I have noticed that the Visual C++ Toolkit 2003, freely available for download from Microsoft, includes the static version of the C-runtime library. In particular, it doesn't include the debug version.

However, I have also noticed that the entire source code for the C-runtime, the Microsoft Foundation Library and the Active Template Library is included.

I'm pretty sure it is possible to build the various flavors of the C-Runtime, MFC and ATL from the sources, but is it legal? I mean, since this is included with the download, and provided you build it with the supplied compiler, would it be OK?


Maxime Labelle
Monday, June 14, 2004

Why would anyone care? You'd only use the debug versions locally anyway, and distribute the precompiled release versions.

Chris Nahr
Monday, June 14, 2004

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