Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 3rd Nov 2017 14:34 UTC
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In Visual Studio 2017 15.5 Preview 2 we are introducing support for cross compilation targeting ARM microcontrollers. To enable this in the installation choose the Linux development with C++ workload and select the option for Embedded and IoT Development. This adds the ARM GCC cross compilation tools and Make to your installation.

Our cross compilation support uses our Open Folder capabilities so there is no project system involved. We are using the same JSON configuration files from other Open Folder scenarios and have added additional options to support the toolchains introduced here. We hope that this provides flexibility for many styles of embedded development. The best way to get started with this and understand the capabilities is with a project exported from the ARM mbed online compiler. We'll cover the basics here, to learn more about the online compiler see ARM’s tutorials, and you can sign up for an account here.

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RE[5]: Curious question
by orfanum on Sun 5th Nov 2017 11:01 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Curious question"
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I am sorry but I am getting really tired of the thought police. I used to work in social care; there were several changes of terminology while I was employed in that area, each time apparently reflecting a more enlightened view of those I was caring for, assisting, and helping to lead independent lives.

What I noticed was those who had the right attitude to begin with, continued to have the right and respectful attitude. Those that did not possess this faculty did not gain it by being forced to use different terminology.

But this present mania about language means that small, vociferous, self-selecting and solipsistic minorities presume to adjudicate and in the end dictate how others think and can express themselves. There is neither rationality nor objectivity to it.

Calling someone a pedant is also negative, it is just that there is no activist group of agitating, in-group fixating pedants with a political platform and self-selecting agenda to object.


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