Subject: Re: [boost] clang on mingw
From: Peter Dimov (lists_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-03-04 13:27:53
Niall Douglas wrote:
> I would be surprised if GCC + SEH is as reliable as DWARF.
> http://gcc.gnu.org/wiki/WindowsGCCImprovements says GCC doesn't do Windows
> SEH at all, but the real reason SEH isn't in mainline GCC is due to patent
> fears, there has been an implementation for some time. I assume the
> mingw-w64 developers decided to merge that patch anyway.
The MinGW-w64 page states that SEH is only patented for x86, not on x64,
which is why the 32 bit version only has Dwarf or SJLJ as options. The 64
bit version is SEH or SJLJ.
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