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    Compiler (command line) arguments

    I'm working on a project that uses waf as its build tool. The project does build under MSVC but things aren't as I'd expect them. For example, when building a Debug version of the project, it seems to link to the Release version of the MSVC 'C' runtime.

    After examining the waf script, I noticed a couple of places where paramters are getting passed to the compiler using '-' (rather than '/'). For example, waf passes -TP and -MD to the compiler whereas VS's own IDE would pass them as /TP and /MD.

    Are both versions valid or are these mistakes that I'll need to modify in the waf script?

    [Edit...] I'm building with VS2005, BTW
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    Re: Compiler (command line) arguments

    I really don't know John but since cl -? show all options as / whithout mentioning anything about - I guess - isn't alright. On the other hand if so I guess that you should have some error message logged after building?
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    Re: Compiler (command line) arguments

    I'm pretty sure you can use either, based on the errors I see:
    Code:
    C:\msvsn2008\VC\bin>cl -TP
    Microsoft (R) 32-bit C/C++ Optimizing Compiler Version 15.00.30729.01 for 80x86
    Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.
    
    cl : Command line error D8003 : missing source filename
    
    C:\msvsn2008\VC\bin>cl /TP
    Microsoft (R) 32-bit C/C++ Optimizing Compiler Version 15.00.30729.01 for 80x86
    Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.
    
    cl : Command line error D8003 : missing source filename
    
    C:\msvsn2008\VC\bin>cl /vig
    Microsoft (R) 32-bit C/C++ Optimizing Compiler Version 15.00.30729.01 for 80x86
    Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.
    
    cl : Command line warning D9002 : ignoring unknown option '/vig'
    cl : Command line error D8003 : missing source filename
    
    C:\msvsn2008\VC\bin>cl -vig
    Microsoft (R) 32-bit C/C++ Optimizing Compiler Version 15.00.30729.01 for 80x86
    Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.
    
    cl : Command line warning D9002 : ignoring unknown option '-vig'
    cl : Command line error D8003 : missing source filename
    Viggy

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