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Aras Pranckevičius @aras

Surely passing library paths using forward slashes instead of backward slashes to MSVC linker won't have any effect on linking performance? Haha nope!

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@aras Amazing. Sounds like it normalized the paths to backslashes when caching the previous linker options, but not when comparing the current ones to the cached ones... 🤦‍♂️

@reedbeta it was fun bisecting when that happened. "Oh look! Aras, your upgrade to VS2017 15.5.2!".

Me looking at 15.5.2 release notes: "we've optimized incremental linker so it's never slower than full link". Hmm... so it's never slower, because it's always full link now, eh?!

:)