I cleared up all the first-pass compiler errors (the remaining 1,447). It was tedious, but not too terrible. That means that the compiler made it to the second pass.
It churned away for a while, and then gave me a “build failed message”, which I expected. It then proceeded to show me every last little error that it could find.
There were seventy five thousand one hundred and forty-two errors.
After displaying that many errors, Visual Studio 2005 promptly crashed in a horrible flaming fireball of death.
There are only 116,000 lines of code in the whole codebase. That means two-thirds of the code is broken. Nice, eh? I wonder how long it will take me to fix 75k errors…