#StackBounty: #c++ #visual-studio vc142 and 2019 redistributable package comparison with vc141

Bounty: 100

Is there a reason (I guess yes but I try to discover it) to install 2019 redistributable when deploying a c++ application built with vc142 since applications seems to work perfectly with the previous redistributable package (coming with vc141) ? I have in mind that both are binary compatible, but more than that, dumpbin /exports of msvcp140.dll and vcruntime140.dll from 2017 and 2019 redistributable produce the same output; file size are identical too.

Do I miss something ?


Get this bounty!!!

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.