[cfe-dev] Windows and Clang

Joshua Gerrard via cfe-dev cfe-dev at lists.llvm.org
Thu Sep 3 02:54:45 PDT 2015

Thanks for the quick reply!

The project is compiled using MSVC at present, which in turn links against
clang (compiled with MSVC), the Windows VC++ runtime libraries and uses
Windows API calls. Internally, it compiles programs with clang for running
on Windows that in turn use Windows API calls. You can think of the whole
thing as a GUI wrapper around clang on Windows (it's a lot more than that,
but that gives you an idea of how clang is being used).

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On 3 September 2015 at 10:45, Russell Wallace <russell.wallace at gmail.com>

> My limited experience with clang on Windows thus far is that for most
> purposes it is no longer necessary to use mingw. The linked page that
> mentions it, does so specifically in the context of ABI compatibility, i.e.
> some of your code is compiled with clang, some with another compiler using
> at least moderately exotic C++ features and there is a need to link them
> together. Does your project require that, or is it possible to do things
> another way e.g. compile everything with clang?
> On Thu, Sep 3, 2015 at 10:16 AM, Joshua Gerrard via cfe-dev <
> cfe-dev at lists.llvm.org> wrote:
>> Hey folks, apologies for the rather noobish email...
>> I'd love to get into clang (and maybe llvm?) development, as some of my
>> projects use it as a "black box" that I'd "unbox" that, to make it easier
>> to debug if nothing else. At the moment, the project I'm working on works
>> great on Mac OS X, but fails miserably for unknown reasons on Windows.
>> I took a read of http://clang.llvm.org/docs/MSVCCompatibility.html and
>> it recommended using mingw32 instead of MSVC where possible, but this would
>> mean porting the (very large) project over so that it works on mingw32,
>> which would take a large but doable amount of time.
>> My question is, if I spend the time to get everything working on mingw32,
>> is clang in a state to "mostly work" on Window after that (assuming my
>> application code isn't doing anything stupid)? To be a little more
>> specific, clang is being linked against to compile C++ code that is later
>> run (i.e. it's not for static analysis). If mingw32 isn't in such a state,
>> is the MSVC version? The link I posted above gives me some information
>> about this, and I'm OK with only compiling for 64 bit (as the exception
>> comments mention that 64 bit exceptions are in a decent state), but I don't
>> know anything beyond what's in that article.
>> Thank you very much for any help in advance!
>> Regards,
>> Joshua
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