Subject: Re: [boost] [context] Don't hard-code the assembler
Date: 2014-04-08 02:36:19
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> From: "Oliver Kowalke" <oliver.kowalke_at_[hidden]>
> > The only real problem that I'm aware of is MinGW,
> > which you should support directly anyway.
> > See https://svn.boost.org/trac/boost/ticket/7262
> > which (a) describes a concrete use case where
> > your proposed solution of using masm cannot
> > possibly work, and (b) includes a patch.
> that's the problem! - MinGW's assembler tool does have a different
> MASM. The defacto standard on Windows is MASM - why not use the
> on the platform to compile the object files (boost.context consists of
> assembler only).
> why must be the different assembler syntax' of the different assembler
> tools be supported?
I am no expert when it comes to assembler variations, but I'd rather not have to have a dependency on MS tools. VC++ et al being the "standard tools on the platform" is part of the problem, not something to be encouraged.
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