[cfe-dev] [LLVMdev] [RFC] Raising LLVM minimum required MSVC version to 2013 for trunk

Alex Rosenberg alexr at leftfield.org
Sat Aug 23 18:05:34 PDT 2014

On Aug 23, 2014, at 1:24 PM, Renato Golin <renato.golin at linaro.org> wrote:
> Also,
> compiling Clang with MSVC and making Clang MSVC compatible are two
> completely different things. A commercial toolchain based on MSVC
> compatibility doesn't necessarily need to be compiled with MSVC
> itself.

But it must. If you want to be able to use LLVM DLLs inside a Windows app, it has to be built with MSVC because they have their own C++ ABI.  At some point, Clang will support Microsoft's ABI well enough to consider a bootstrap instead.


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