[LLVMdev] Is there a separate linker for LLVM in Windows?

Óscar Fuentes ofv at wanadoo.es
Sun Oct 16 07:02:15 PDT 2011

Don Quixote de la Mancha <quixote at dulcineatech.com> writes:

> On Sat, Oct 15, 2011 at 7:35 PM, Ivan Krasin <krasin at google.com> wrote:
>> I'm not related to the topic starter, but I see at least one huge
>> disadvantage of the dependency on link.exe.
>> W/o such a dependency it would be possible reliably generate Windows
>> executables on Linux or Mac, which has its own benefits (e.g.
>> distributed compilation)
> GRUB, the Grand Unified Build that the Lilypond music engraving system
> uses does something like that.
> If you build the GNU Binutils in a cross-compilation mode you can do that.
> Our examples ought to at least mention that one can use Gnu ld on any
> platform that ld runs on to link executables for any platform it
> generates binraries for.
> Even better would be to provide instructions for building such a
> cross-linker.  I'd love to write those instructions myself it but I've
> got a lot on my plate right now.

Or just get it from your Linux distro. For instance, the
mingw32-binutils package in Debian-based distros will provide a nice
`ld' for cross-compiling to Windows.

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