Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Yet Another Annoying Thing About Visual Studio

I'm getting more and more annoyed by Visual Studio for every day I use it. Today's annoying thing is broken .sbr files.

Visual Studio has the annoying habit of leaving broken .sbr files around. I'm not sure when or why they appear, possibly when a build is interrupted. When bscmake at a later point tries to read these broken files, it croaks and causes the entire build to fail.

Every single other compiler in the world has the good sense of not leaving incomplete files on disk when exiting. But not Microsoft's. And it's not like this is a new bug; a quick check on google showed that this bug has been there at least since 2000.

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