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

Pawel Wodnicki root at 32bitmicro.com
Thu Jan 10 13:59:56 PST 2013

On 1/10/2013 2:13 PM, Justin Holewinski wrote:
>> On Thu, Jan 10, 2013 at 2:18 PM, Justin Holewinski
>> <justin.holewinski at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On Thu, Jan 10, 2013 at 1:31 PM, Daniel Berlin <dberlin at dberlin.org>
>> wrote:
>>>>>>  I do not think you can legally make clang a system compiler on
>>>>>> Windows without licensing headers/libraries from Microsoft.
>>>>>> So inability to parse all of the SDK headers is a non issue to me,
>>>>>> can't use them anyway.
>>>>> Care to cite a source?

Here is a thread on using MS headers in FOSS for reference
when writing your own headers.


>>>> Please don't (either of you) randomly speculate on the legality of
>>>> clang/LLVM.
>>>> To be perfectly blunt (without trying to actually be offensive):
>>>> You aren't qualified, and it's not helpful or productive.
>>> It's not speculation, it's asking for references to information.  If
>> there
>>> was interpretation, then I would agree.  But there is not.
>> The only place it could possibly lead is a discussion of legal issues
>> around llvm/clang, which are not on-topic for this list.
>> If ya'll want to have a private discussion about it, go ahead.
>> But don't do it here.
> No, I was asking for a reference, not legal advice.  If it turns into a
> legal debate, *then* it's off topic.  If I have to start a private
> conversation for every piece of information I want, what is the point of
> community conversations like these?

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