LLVM's Clang Is Working Better For Building Windows Programs
While LLVM's Clang compiler is predominantly used on Linux, OS X, and BSD systems, the Microsoft Windows support has been a focus over the past several months and is reaching an improved state for building native Windows programs with Visual C++ compatibility.
Nearly all C++ features with Clang should now work well under Windows, LLVM/Clang can self-host using the Clang-cl component, and the Chrome/Firefox browsers can now successfully compile in the Clang Windows mode. There's also compatibility with the Microsoft record layout and as of this week clang-cl is compatible with Visual Studio 2013 and Clang supports all calling conventions up through Visual Studio 2012. Run-Time Type Information (RTTI) support was also completed.
Those interested in more information on the native Windows build support for LLVM's Clang C/C++ compiler can find out more via the LLVM blog. These latest improvements can be found in LLVM 3.5 that should be released in August.
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