For my personal usage, I ported octave to MSVC compiler (version 14, aka
VS2005), which is freely available. I did this work on the 2.9.8 release. Most
of the work involved providing a build framework (Makefile's and config.h) and
exporting the required functions (+ some small changes to cope with MSVC).
Is there any interest in such port? If yes, I could try to provide a decent patch
(quite huge, due to the many required __declspec(dllexport) declarations),
otherwise, I'll keep this locally.
Note: I tried first with the version 12 of the compiler (aka VS98), but this compiler
has too many limitations with templates and preprocessor handling to be able to