[cfe-dev] Prebuilt clang for Windows versions versus versions built with the latest source

Edward Diener via cfe-dev cfe-dev at lists.llvm.org
Mon Sep 7 16:28:45 PDT 2015

On 9/6/2015 9:46 PM, Nikola Smiljanic via cfe-dev wrote:
> Here's the script +Hans uses to build so you can compare.

This script suggests that it is building clang using Visual Studio 2012. 
But it is using Ninja as the CMake generator so I am confused by what is 
happening here. Can anybody clarify what is being used to build clang in 
the script being presented to me ?

> On Mon, Sep 7, 2015 at 11:33 AM, Edward Diener via cfe-dev
> <cfe-dev at lists.llvm.org
> <mailto:cfe-dev at lists.llvm.org>> wrote:
>     If I look at pre-built version of clang for Windows I notice that
>     there are no dependencies on any C++ implementation DLLs but only on
>     the common lower level Windows DLLs kernel32.dll, shell32.dll, and
>     advapi32.dll, which are all in the windows/system32 directory. This
>     appears pretty nice.
>     If I build clang from source using some version of mingw-64/gcc as
>     the compiler and CMake/Ninja as the build system I end up with a
>     clang which has dependencies on the above mentioned lower level
>     Windows DLLs and msvcrt.dll in the windows/system32 directory, as
>     well as libstdc++6.dll and on whatever other DLL represents the
>     exceptional model for that version of mingw-64/gcc in a mingw-64/gcc
>     bin directory. If I build a 32-bit version of clang with
>     mingw-64/gcc 32-bit supporting the dwarf exception model clang has a
>     dependency on LIBGCC_S_DW2-1.DLL. If I build a 64-bit version of
>     clang with mingw-64/gcc 64-bit supporting the seh exception model
>     clang has a dependency on LIBGCC_S_SEH-1.DLL.
>     Why is there this discrepancy between the pre-built versions and the
>     32-bit and 64-bit versions of clang which I build ?
>     Or better yet, with what is the clang pre-built versions being built
>     so that it has no dependencies on any compiler implementation DLL ?

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