[LLVMdev] Using C++'11 language features in LLVM itself

Chris Lattner clattner at apple.com
Wed Jan 9 11:54:23 PST 2013

On Jan 8, 2013, at 8:09 PM, Peter Newman <peter at uformia.com> wrote:
>>> One other specific problem with this is that (I'm told) MSVC 2010 doesn't support range-based for loops.  I don't think it is reasonable to require windows users to be on MSVC 2012.  :-(
>> I suspect you're right about that, but I'd appreciate if some MSVC
>> users would speak up here. We shouldn't hold back on using range-based
>> for loops if all our MSVC users are happy to move to MSVC 2012
>> (assuming no problems with other platforms).
> For our works project, we are still stuck on MSVC 2005 and MSVC 2010
> (our software is a binary plugin to established products). Admittedly,
> we are still sitting on LLVM 2.8 with patches from 2.9 (2.9 wouldn't
> compile in MSVC 2010 for x64) . We want to move to current LLVM (not
> least for the NVPTX and AMDIL targets), but have not yet had the
> available man hours to do so.

Ok.  Unfortunately, I don't think it makes sense for the general community to bend over backwards to support VC2005 anymore.  We're talking about LLVM 3.3 here (at the earliest), is there a strong reason you couldn't move to VC2010 by whenever you move up to LLVM 3.3?


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