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Visual C++ gotchas in VMD

I have discussed throughout the documentation areas of VMD which need to be considered when using Microsoft's Visual C++ compilers. The VMD library supports VC++ versions 8 through the latest 14. These correspond to Visual Studio 2005 through the current Visual Studio 2015.

I will give here fairly briefly the VC++ quirks which should be taken into account when using VMD. These quirks exist because the VC++ compiler does not have a C++ standard conforming preprocessor. More specifically the VC++ compiler does not follow all of the rules correctly for expanding a macro when a macro is invoked. Here is a list for things to consider when using VMD with VC++: