[LLVMdev] Patches for MinGW Build instructions

Jeff Cohen jeffc at jolt-lang.org
Thu Mar 10 09:02:38 PST 2005

Misha Brukman wrote:

> This is not changed from the standard Getting Started guide, as I
>understand it, except for the two sentences in bold:
>"Note: while you cannot do this step on Windows, you can do it on a Unix
>system and transfer hello.bc to Windows."
>"Not currently possible, but eventually will use NASMW."
>As such, one cannot really "get started" using ONLY MinGW as their
>platform, so this entire section should be replaced with a paragraph to
>that effect, pointing the reader to the standard Getting Started guide
>for more info.
Sounds like these were copied from my Visual Studio guide.  It is not 
obvious they are correct for MinGW.  One can build the CFE with MinGW, 
unlike with VS, and MinGW is basically the GNU tool chain so there's no 
reason to avoid the GNU assembler.

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