[Release-testers] [cfe-dev] [7.0.0 Release] rc2 has been tagged

Marcus Johnson via Release-testers release-testers at lists.llvm.org
Mon Aug 27 04:26:32 PDT 2018

I'm just curious why you don't plan on using dlls? Xcode ships with
libclang as a dylib, i wouldnt think windows would be a big leap?

On Monday, August 27, 2018, Hans Wennborg <hans at chromium.org> wrote:

> On Sat, Aug 25, 2018 at 12:03 AM, Marcus Johnson
> <bumblebritches57 at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> Don't forget to compile (everything if possible, but especially LLVM)
> as a
> >> shared library on Windows.
> >
> > the installed toolchain is about 10 times bigger than the executable,
> > because the static library is being compressed, which means on disk it's
> > taking up far more space than it needs.
> If we had a way of building e.g. at least LLVM as a dll, maybe we
> could do this, but currently the binaries are all statically linked
> and there is no plan to change this.
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