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

Alex Rosenberg alexr at leftfield.org
Sun Aug 24 07:52:44 PDT 2014

On Aug 24, 2014, at 5:08 AM, Renato Golin <renato.golin at linaro.org> wrote:

> On 24 August 2014 02:05, Alex Rosenberg <alexr at leftfield.org> wrote:
>> 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.
> Ah, there's my answer! I thought we were at that stage already.

While admirable progress has been made, AFAIK, no attempt has begun to get debugging working. It is not practical to use LLVM from within a Windows application today unless it's built with MSVC.


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