VS 2008 Express with 2005 PSDK

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    VS 2008 Express with 2005 PSDK

    I've recently got to know of users installing 2005 PSDK on top of Visual Studio 2008 Express in order to access ATL and subsequently install WTL.

    Somehow this doesn't seem right. Can you share some of the possible issues of having 2005 PSDK installed on VS 2008 Express, if any?
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    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    None that I can think of. MS's compilers are not so incompatible between versions that you can't use one compiler's bundled library with another compiler, especially as the ATL isn't exactly a tightly coupled library like, say, the CRT or the SCL. It surprises me that you can find ATL in the PSDK though.
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    That would be my thought too. But AFAIK, the ATL does come with Windows Server 2003 SDK and can be found under include\atl. It was with the WSDK transition that the ATL stopped being shipped.

    I was under the impression, in any case, the PSDK was not that self-contained. But apparently I'm wrong. I'm particularly confused with some of the old libraries in the PSDK and the new CRT in VS 2008. These libs weren't compiled against the new msvcrt.dll

    I'm also confused as to the possibility of using the old PSDK to allow VSC++ 2008 Express access to the ATL. Particularly because the ATL shipping with the PSDK is version 3.0 and I'm curious how well this integrates with VS 2008 ceasing VC++ 6.0 support. Not to mention this aged ATL not supporting anything introduced to Windows past 1999.
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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