Is C++/CLI a Second Class Language with Microsoft?

The post frequency on the Visual C++ team blog is reasonably high. Some posts deal with new features that were added to VC++ 2008. But, is Visual C++ a second-class citizen in the Visual Studio product group?  Recently the Visual Studio 2008 Product Comparison was released (don’t ask me why it wasn’t released at the same time as the products…).  In the product comparisons VC++ Express has an inordinate number of features that only it doesn’t have.  When you look at the Visual C++ 2008 Express Edition product sites, it seems pretty clear that it’s geared towards native-only software development.  Despite this … Continue reading Is C++/CLI a Second Class Language with Microsoft?