[LLVMdev] [cfe-dev] Host compiler requirements: Dropping VS 2008, using C++11?

Michael Spencer bigcheesegs at gmail.com
Mon Jul 8 11:43:19 PDT 2013

On Sat, Jul 6, 2013 at 9:05 AM, Ahmed Bougacha <ahmed.bougacha at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi all,
> A few days ago, there was a report of LLVM not compiling on VS 2008,
> because of asymmetric std::lower_bound comparators not supported
> there.
> As noted by a few people, maybe it's time to drop VS 2008
> compatibility and move the requirements to VS 2010?
> While there, what about going further and starting using C++11? Now
> seems as good a time as ever; my takeaway from that few months old
> discussion was that once 3.3 is released, it would be reasonable to
> start using features supported by VS2010 / gcc-4.4 / clang-3.1. That
> would be now, are there any objections left?
> -- Ahmed

I'm also in favor of dropping VS 2008 if nobody has a strong need for it,
but C++11 is a different discussion.

Does anyone know if we have any contributors that rely on VS 2008?

- Michael Spencer
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