[cfe-dev] MSVC /Za considered harmful

Chandler Carruth chandlerc at google.com
Wed Jun 6 18:40:18 PDT 2012

On Wed, Jun 6, 2012 at 6:33 PM, Justin Holewinski <
justin.holewinski at gmail.com> wrote:

> > Coverage of building clang with msvc11 will probably decline sharply
>> when it hits the market as setting up a build will require buying a license
> Is this more of a legal or technical issue?  Right now, you can get a C++
> toolchain from the "free" tools by installing Visual Studio 2012 Express
> and then the Windows 8 SDK.  Both of these will presumably be free for RTM.
>  I just built LLVM with this combination.
> The Win 8 SDK even states "You can use the Windows SDK, along with your
> chosen development environment, to write Windows Metro style apps [...]; *desktop
> applications that use the native (Win32/COM) programming model; ..."*

Folks, I'm going to suggest that we not hold this discussion on this
mailing list.

The tech press has covered the issue thoroughly (if not necessarily well),
but I suspect that none of the Microsoft engineers you might run into on
this list will be able to clarify things, any more than I can comment about
Google products, or Apple folks can comment about Apple products.

Let's get back to compiler warnings and building Clang/LLVM. Those are the
interesting bits. =]
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