I guess I miss a lot of things, but in particular, Microsoft managed to sneak the /YX switch into the compiler without my noticing. Wow! I could never decide if I hated the absymally slow C++ compile times I was getting for our products or the Hell Of Pre-Compiled Header Setup And Maintenance (to quote
Big Trouble In Little China, I have a lot of hells…). This newfangled /YX thingy figures out where the headers stop automatically and builds PCH files all by itself, and then next time it finds them and uses them! I’m sure that this is common knowledge, but automatic PCH generation is about the Best Thing Ever (apologies to whatevs).
Johnny Cash’s American IV, now playing, is a close #2.