I have a set of desktop applications which are running in OS/2 environment to migrate to WinXP environment.
A lot of the code is in IBM Visual Age C++. IBM has discontinued the support for it on Windows.
One option is: convert all this code to MS VC++.
Other option is: let the code be compiled on NT with an old compiler and take the objects to XP and hope that everything runs (may be with a few alterations).
My take is that converting to MS VC++ right away is the most sensible thing. But the guy who is going to pay the money feels that it might be easier to just stick with VAC++.
Anyway, so the question is:
What could be the potential issues involved in both the options?
Any inputs would be appreciated.