[llvm-bugs] [Bug 40140] New: clang-cl can't be used with midl

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            Bug ID: 40140
           Summary: clang-cl can't be used with midl
           Product: new-bugs
           Version: unspecified
          Hardware: PC
                OS: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: enhancement
          Priority: P
         Component: new bugs
          Assignee: unassignedbugs at nondot.org
          Reporter: mh+llvm at glandium.org
                CC: htmldeveloper at gmail.com, llvm-bugs at lists.llvm.org

midl, a tool part of the Windows SDK, defaults to use cl.exe as a preprocessor.
One can override that with the /cpp_cmd flag to midl, and for people trying not
to depend on MSVC at all, it would seem like a good idea to pass clang-cl
there. But that doesn't work.

midl invokes the preprocessor with the following command line:

$preprocessor -E -D__midl=801 path/to/file.idl

with clang-cl, this fails because -E is ignored and the idl file is considered
as a linker input. So it warns about command line arguments being unused, and
gives no preprocessed output.


$ c:/Users/glandium/.mozbuild/clang/bin/clang-cl.exe -E -D__midl=801
clang-cl: warning:
'linker' input unused [-Wunused-command-line-argument]
clang-cl: warning: argument unused during compilation: '-D __midl=801'

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