[PATCH] D114639: Raise the minimum Visual Studio version to VS2019
Erich Keane via Phabricator via cfe-commits
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Tue Nov 30 11:03:02 PST 2021
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In D114639#3162133 <https://reviews.llvm.org/D114639#3162133>, @mehdi_amini wrote:
> In D114639#3162069 <https://reviews.llvm.org/D114639#3162069>, @erichkeane wrote:
>> In D114639#3162032 <https://reviews.llvm.org/D114639#3162032>, @RKSimon wrote:
>>> In D114639#3162000 <https://reviews.llvm.org/D114639#3162000>, @mehdi_amini wrote:
>>>> In D114639#3161303 <https://reviews.llvm.org/D114639#3161303>, @erichkeane wrote:
>>>>> IMO, if we're updating the MSVC versions, we should do the same for the GCC/Clang/AppleClang versions too. For example, GCC 5.1 is from 2015, and Clang 3.5 is from 2014.
>>>> We've always handled MSVC update separately I believe, we can't just take the "last two version of MSVC" guideline and update every compiler each time.
>> My understanding is this would only be the ~3rd time we've done this. The last time we did this, we did them all together.
> Right, but last time we did the motivation was specifically to get to c++14, while here the motivation is to drop an old MSVC according to the MSVC-specific support we intend to provide.
My memory is that that was _A_ motivation, not the only one. There were quite a few GCC bugs that we were getting away from as well that was my primary justification for pushing it at the time, though the C++14 motivation was ALSO tempting/appreciated.
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