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The Windows C/C++ build toolchain is such a nightmare

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    Developers Developers Developers
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    Some more context please. Also please dont tell cmake is the problem. I already know how painful cmake is
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    @AkshayTolwani I simply want to compile a library from a git repo

    For every modern language this is like two shell commands, but here I have to manually download some dependent libs, because the download script is broken (of course).
    Then I have to make sure they're all in the right path otherwise the linker will give me an error message about as useful as Egyptian hieroglyphics.
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    And I have to compile C# bindings as well and now the .net toolchain is telling me it can't find the SDK good lord why do these things have to be so complicated
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    Is there anything related to Microsoft that isn’t a nightmare?
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    @uyouthe @AkshayTolwani Vs code is half a nightmare, it'd be great if it was actually free software and not an electron application.

    On another note: C# as a language is great, though I'm not too convinced about its surrounding (.net)
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    @AkshayTolwani or is it? while working with C++ it fucks up pretty regularly
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    sidenote: is there a compiler for .net IL?
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    @LotsOfCaffeine I fucking taught people C#. I fucking also used vscode. I fucking managed SoE setups.

    Ms is still nightmare
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    @uyouthe not denying that but C# is less of a nightmare than whatever the hell visual c++ wants to be
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    @LotsOfCaffeine

    I do not understand why vc++ is created.
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    @uyouthe

    How about office tool like words or excel?

    I feel MS focus more on business people and like to ignore developer's needs and wants.
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    @HitWRight *intense sweating*
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    @mr-user on God I hate using ms office tools

    "Oh just word it's so much easier"
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    @mr-user they obviously have great functionality just because of how old they are but their stability is trash, there are memes about saving every second in word
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    That's not just Windows, that's the C and C++ ecosystem. I don't understand why no one has yet made anything remotely bearable because the current tools are garbage
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    @12bitfloat C/C++ tool chains do suck but my god windows' way makes it 10 times worse....
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    Just install GCC/MingW, or Clang/MingW, and you're good to go. No Visual Shit of course. Oh, "make" would also be useful.
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