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Subject: Re: [boost] ... broken with clang
From: Mateusz Łoskot (mateusz_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-12-17 17:38:04

On 17 December 2011 18:00, Eric Niebler <eric_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> On 12/17/2011 8:37 AM, Mateusz Łoskot wrote:
>> On 17 December 2011 15:48, Beman Dawes <bdawes_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>>> On Sat, Dec 17, 2011 at 6:42 AM, Andrey Semashev
>>> <andrey.semashev_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>>>> ... All in all, I consider clang to be at a too early stage of development
>>>> to support it in the libraries.
>>> While I believe clang has a bright future, I'm afraid I agree with you.
>>> Clang's lack of support on Windows, including lack of installer, makes
>>> it hard for Windows developers to work with clang.
>>> Looking forward to the day when clang "just works" on Windows,
>> I haven't noticed any problems with building Clang for Windows.
>> It's pretty straightforward process.
> <snip>
> Ah, but have you successfully *used* clang on Windows? What std library
> did you link with? If you've managed this, please post a how-to here or
> somewhere accessible. Thanks,

Eric, your assumption hits the spot.
When I was running a quick test of Clang with Boost under Windows,
I built Clang without problems.
Next, I tried to compile Boost and I had got the errors as reported in
ticket #5943.
So, I assumed it is Boost.Build issue and abandoned any further testing.
At that time, I hadn't monitored Clang development closely, so I had no idea
about the now well-known problems with ABI (RTTI, streams)
between Clang and Visual C++ C/C++ Run-Time libraries.

Later, I have seen some random notes about possible use of Apache STDCXX
or even LLVM/libc++ with Clang on Windows, though nothing officially confirmed,
so I decided to wait a bit.
Also, I may be thoroughly wrong, but according to what I have seen on
libc++ mailing list
it seems to be targeting Windows through MinGW, MinGW is not my cup of tea,
so not even tried it.

It feels to me we have number of C++ std libraries being developed, but none
included Clang on Windows support in near roadmap.

Best regards,

Mateusz Loskot,

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