[llvm-dev] [cfe-dev] [PSA] minimum toolchain update completed
Casey Carter via llvm-dev
llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Fri Feb 8 12:17:48 PST 2019
At Microsoft, we believe that we gain a competitive advantage by making the
Visual Studio versioning story as complicated as possible. To wit:
The compiler in the first VS 2015 release was version 19.00. For each
update/hotfix release, we bumped that version by .01. When VS 2017 was
released, we decided to keep the major compiler version the same to signify
backwards-binary-compatibility with the VS 2015 series compilers, so the
initial VS2017 compiler was version 19.10. We continued the practice of
bumping the second decimal place for each toolset update, which is a less
frequent occurrence than a VS update, so the VS 2017 15.9 compiler is
version 19.16. VS2019 will similarly start at 19.20.
So yes, "19.1 or higher" is "any old VS2017 version."
On Fri, Feb 8, 2019 at 10:22 AM via cfe-dev <cfe-dev at lists.llvm.org> wrote:
> Note that the minimum version of "Visual Studio 2017" is not "any old
> Visual Studio 2017" because I just tripped over that.
> The cmake configuration wants version 19.1 or later, so 19.0 is not
> *From:* llvm-dev [mailto:llvm-dev-bounces at lists.llvm.org] *On Behalf Of *JF
> Bastien via llvm-dev
> *Sent:* Friday, February 08, 2019 1:16 PM
> *To:* via llvm-dev; cfe-dev
> *Subject:* [llvm-dev] [PSA] minimum toolchain update completed
> Hello compiler fans!
> As discussed in the RFC
> LLVM’s cmake configuration now soft-errors if you use an older toolchain to
> build. The new minimums are:
> * Clang 3.5
> * Apple Clang 6.0
> * GCC 5.1
> * Visual Studio 2017
> You can opt-out of the soft-error with
> LLVM_TEMPORARILY_ALLOW_OLD_TOOLCHAIN. You’ll still want to update your
> toolchain because that soft-error will become a hard-error once we move
> away from C++11, and we would truly miss you. I will send another RFC for
> this migration away from C++11 at the end of March 2019.
> Happy compiling!
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> cfe-dev at lists.llvm.org
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