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A question about the difference between VS 05 Standard and Professional editions.

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    The​Programmer

    A question about the difference between VS 05 Standard and Professional editions:

    Is the compiler the same between standard and professional editions?


    Thanks

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    BenRush

    Yes, the core is exactly the same. The difference is in the tools that comes with.

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    BlackTigerX

    ...the compiler is actually free, they only sell you the Visual Studio (IDE)

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    The​Programmer

    I know it is free, but I bet the 64-bit compiler is not. Since on its website, it's specifically stated that the standard edition does not have 64-bit compiler support. Tongue Out

    Besides, it doesn't seem to have a hugh difference between the standard edition and the professional edition, but the price gap is hugh. So, I was just wondering.



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    Maurits

    TheProgrammer wrote:
    I bet the 64-bit compiler is not. Since on its website, it's specifically stated that the standard edition does not have 64-bit compiler support. Tongue Out


    Hmmm...
    Visual C++ Toolkit 2003 -- no specific mention of 64-bit
    Visual C++ 2005 Runtime Libraries Package Beta 2 -- explicitly does support 64-bit

    But no Visual C++ Toolkit 2005?  Maybe once VS2005 is out of beta?

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    Tyler Brown

    I'm not exactly that knowledgeable on this subject, but perhaps the Standard edition doesn't have support for the 64 bit compiler because Microsoft wants you to invest a bit more money before they'll allow you to develop for the 64 bit platform using their IDE? It just wouldn't make sense to have a free 32 bit platform compiler yet charge for a 64 bit platform compiler?

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