ANSI v2

Discuss the future of the AutoHotkey language
irral
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Joined: 14 May 2019, 02:38

ANSI v2

14 May 2019, 02:45

When can we expect ANSI v2? Or, how to build it by myself?
lexikos
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Joined: 30 Sep 2013, 04:07
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Re: ANSI v2

14 May 2019, 20:50

I have no interest in maintaining ANSI compatibility in new or modified code. Building for v1 is just a matter of opening Visual Studio (with C++ desktop development toolset; any version from 2010 up should work), selecting an "mbcs" build configuration and choosing to build. Building for v2 would require fixing some new code to be ANSI-compatible. I will be removing those build configurations, but that change could be reverted via git (or you could just change project settings) without much trouble.

If you don't have the know-how to do that, you may have to rely on another volunteer. Anyone with interest could hypothetically maintain an ANSI build.

v2 will not build on 2010; it may require 2019 or may work with earlier versions.

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