# Saturday, June 24, 2006

The Visual C++ team all gathered together over the last week to hold a "slow chat" with the CodeGuru community. Users posted questions, the team answered them, and conversations ensued. Some of the interesting questions I spotted (it's all still there for you to read through at your leisure):

  • Why have the keyword abstract? Isn't the presence/absence of a pure virtual function enough? Or a private virtual destructor, that would force someone to implement a derived class?
  • What do I gain and lose by compiling my old native app with VC 2005?
  • Will MFC gain classes that wrap Vista-specific functionality?
  • What language does Microsoft use most?

Lots of straight talk from Brandon, Ayman, Tarek, Jon, Steve, and others from the Visual C++ team. Take your time and read it all.



Saturday, June 24, 2006 2:07:07 PM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)  #