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Subject: Re: [boost] [clang] Using clang in Windows
From: Paul A. Bristow (pbristow_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-07-14 13:35:33

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Boost [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Edward Diener
> Sent: 14 July 2014 08:06
> To: boost_at_[hidden]
> Subject: [boost] [clang] Using clang in Windows
> Just a note to everybody about using clang in Windows. I upgraded the latest
> linux.jam file in Boost Build on the 'develop' branch so that clang in Windows
> gcc should now work for the purposes of testing Boost libraries.
> If you get the latest clang and build it on Windows using CMake with any of
> mingw generators or Ninja, you will have a clang executable which will default
to a
> target using gcc headers and libraries. If you add a line in user-config.jam
such as:
> using clang : : yourpath/clang++.exe ;
> then you should be able to execute:
> b2 toolset=clang
> in order to run tests from withion a test directory for any Boost library
using clang as
> your compiler. The output looks very good without any of the problems I have
> before when running clang in Windows.
> Just make sure you switch to the Boost Build 'develop' branch and pull the
> source.
> I have been successful so far when running tests of preprocessor, mpl,
> and tti with clang in Windows. I will test some more libraries but so far it
looks to me
> that the clang developers have finally created a version under Windows which
can be
> used to successfully test Boost libraries. This adds one more reliable testing
> environment under Windows. Now I can use the latest clang, various flavors of
> under mingw, and various flavors of VC++.

Good news - and thanks for all your work on this.


PS How close are we to being able to use clang with the VS IDE?

I've had to switch to using NetBeans to run clang and gcc under Windows but it
would be less confusing to use VS.

(and I've failed to get the MSVC compiler to work with NetBeans - it did
previously using VCC4N but it has stopped working for me for reasons unclear).

Paul A. Bristow
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