[cfe-dev] [LLVMdev] is configure+make dead yet?

Gordon Keiser gkeiser at arxan.com
Wed Jun 27 13:21:30 PDT 2012

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> From: cfe-dev-bounces at cs.uiuc.edu [mailto:cfe-dev-bounces at cs.uiuc.edu]
> On Behalf Of Mason Wheeler
> Sent: Wednesday, June 27, 2012 2:58 PM
> To: Óscar Fuentes; llvmdev at cs.uiuc.edu
> Cc: cfe-dev at cs.uiuc.edu
> Subject: Re: [cfe-dev] [LLVMdev] is configure+make dead yet?
> >From: Óscar Fuentes <ofv at wanadoo.es>
> >Subject: Re: [LLVMdev] [cfe-dev] is configure+make dead yet?
> >
> >As for Visual Studio, autoconf is pretty useless, so no dll's there in
> >any case until someone sprinkles the LLVM C++ sources with the
> >necessary declarations.
> Thinking about this a little more, is that even necessary?  Exporting the C++
> API in a DLL is useless due to name mangling and probably memory
> management issues as well.  The only thing that should really need to be
> marked as exported is the C API, right?

Windows DLLs support exporting entire C++ classes, and handle translation through a "sidecar" .lib file which is linked to by files wishing to consume the functions in the .DLL.  

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