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I am trying to build a visual studio project using borland builder. The preprocessor  directive _MSC_VER used commonly with Visual Studio, does it work with Borland? If not why? Probably I am missing out on basics, so feel free to assume little knowledge in this area.
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_MSC_VER is a preprocessor macro that part of the Microsoft C++ implementation. It is not part of the C++ standard so may or may not be available with your compiler.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/b0084kay.aspx
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Since _MSC_VER is a macro that specifically gives the Visual C++ compiler version, it would be weird (and confusing) if a Borland compiler would support it (it's not a Visual C++ compiler after all).
The Borland C++ compiler uses the __BORLANDC__ macro for its version number.


That said, it has been known for some compilers (other than Visual C++) to support the _MSC_VER macro for one reason or another, but as fas as I know that support has been removed because it caused confusion.
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Oops :) Forgot to refresh. Sorry.
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