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win32 build documentation improvements (I know, that's subjective. Bu…

…t it's hard to do any worse than lloyd did)
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-YAJL has been successfully built using Visual Studio 8. CMake, a build file
-generator, is used to build the software. CMake provides different build-file
-generators, so you may either build using the IDE via the following steps:
+YAJL has been successfully built using Visual Studio 8. CMake, a
+build file generator, is used to build the software. CMake supports
+several different build environments, so you may either build YAJL
+using the IDE via the following steps:
1. acquire cmake (http://www.cmake.org)
2. mkdir build
@@ -11,15 +12,16 @@ generators, so you may either build using the IDE via the following steps:
Or you can build from the command line using nmake:
-1. Click Start > Programs > Microsoft Visual Studio > Visual Studio Tools > Visual Studio Command Prompt
-for your version of Visual Studio, which will open a command prompt. You may verify that the compiler
-is in your path by typing "cl /?" at the prompt.
+1. Click Start > Programs > Microsoft Visual Studio > Visual Studio
+Tools > Visual Studio Command Prompt -- for your version of Visual
+Studio, which will open a command prompt. You may verify that the
+compiler is in your path by typing "cl /?" at the prompt.
2. cd C:\path\to\yajl\source\
3. mkdir build
4. cd build
5. cmake -G"NMake Makefiles" -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release ..
6. nmake
7. nmake install
-Earlier versions of visual studio have not been tested, but should
-work without any major issues.
+Earlier versions of visual studio and other build generators haven't
+been thoroughly tested, but should work without any major issues.

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