[LLVMdev] 2.4 Pre-release (v1) Available for Testing

Sherief N. Farouk sherief at mganin.com
Fri Oct 10 15:52:02 PDT 2008

> I could add that to my CMake build system TODO, but so far I'm a bit
> skeptic about LLVM relevance on the non-Unix world. The Windows build
> can be broken for a long period before anyone notices. The VS2003
> support is broken since a long time ago and, apart from myself, no
> other
> user cares. Seems that LLVM penetration on Windows, for instance, is
> almost nil. Is it really worth the trouble to support things like
> testing on systems that almost nobody (wants to) use?.
> --
> Oscar

I, for one, hugely appreciate your effort and the CMake build files. My
primary target is the Windows platform, and I'd *LOVE* to see LLVM working
on windows. I think this is a "build it and they will come" argument, but
LLVM is hugely useful for the kind of work I'm doing, and ATM I'm resorting
to using LLVM on a *nix system while preparing (hoping?) for a win32 build
to work. The near nil penetration is a side effect of the lack of
availability IMO: How can I use it when it's not working in the first

I'd be willing to help test and, if I'm at a point where I actually know
what I'm doing ;), possibly contribute to make The Fully Working LLVM Win32
Build a reality.

- Sherief

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