[LLVMdev] Re: Still can't compile backend or frontend on, Windows

Chris Lattner sabre at nondot.org
Tue Nov 1 20:53:56 PST 2005

On Tue, 1 Nov 2005, Jeff Cohen wrote:
> Chris Lattner wrote:
>> Actually it is much simpler than that.  If you are willing to install 'gas' 
>> on your windows box (part of cygwin, for example), you can use our native 
>> backend, with tail calls etc.  Being able to emit windows .o files directly 
>> only eliminates the need to have gas installed.
> Well, the theory is that if you're using VC++, you do not have the GNU tool 
> chain installed nor are you particularly interested in installing it.  Also, 
> Windows doesn't have .o files; it has .obj files :)

I stand corrected.  My only point was that LLVM is not useless on win32. 
Yes, it could be better and hopefully will in the future, but it is not 
true that the only option is to use the JIT.



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