[lldb-dev] [cfe-dev] Should we stop supporting building with Visual Studio?

Zachary Turner via lldb-dev lldb-dev at lists.llvm.org
Mon Oct 8 11:57:50 PDT 2018

On Mon, Oct 8, 2018 at 11:54 AM Stephen Kelly via cfe-dev <
cfe-dev at lists.llvm.org> wrote:

> > 3) Even if you do pass -Thost=x64 to CMake, it will apparently still
> > fail sometimes.  See this thread for details:
> > http://lists.llvm.org/pipermail/cfe-dev/2018-October/059609.html.  It
> > seems the parallel build scheduler does not do a good job and can bring
> > a machine down.  This is not the first time though, every couple of
> > months there's a thread about how building or running tests from within
> > VS doesn't work.
> I don't know any more about this. It would be good to know more than
> that it can "apparently fail sometimes".
Sadly that's part of the problem.  Very few people actually use the Visual
Studio generator for building, so a lot of times when we get people with
issues, nobody knows how to help (or the person that does know doesn't see
the thread).  So they get a response like "hmm, not many people actually
use that workflow, can you try this instead?"

I feel bad when I can't help, and that's part of why I made this proposal
in the first place, because fewer supported options in the configuration
matrix means people are more likely to find someone who understands the
problem when something goes wrong.
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