In real life, my name is Bill G.; "inumbris" is a descriptive handle that describes my status relative to most programming and IT matters (The latin scholars among you will maybe have a chuckle). I live in Idaho, USA and am a retired programmer mostly unaquainted with the modern world of IDEs and Object-oriented anything.

I am currently trying to build a software package programmed by someone else as a favor to a friend. It was done mostly in Microsoft VS C++. At the moment, it does not compile cleanly, producing numerous obscure error messages. I don't understand the product itself, and am hoping to correct the code with minimal damage to the authors' original intent.

Regards to all,

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What version of VC was it originally done in? And what one are you using now?

Original version: Don't know.

Current version:
Microsoft Visual Studio 2005
Version 8.0.50727.762 (SP.050727-7600)
Installed Edition: Professional
Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 77626-009-0000007-41503

I have corrected obvious things such as "undeclared identifier" which were apparently due to more lenient scoping rules in the original coding environment, but am now encountering ones I don't understand. I'm currently trying to dublicate them in short coding examples to (a) avoid a cumbersome post, and (b) avoid compromising possibly proprietary coding.

Thanks for the reply.


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