GCC Plugins Now Supported On Windows/MinGW
Written by Michael Larabel in GNU on 26 November 2017 at 08:25 AM EST. 4 Comments
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A late addition for the GCC 8 code compiler is adding support for plug-ins to Windows/MinGW.

The GNU Compiler Collection for years has supported plug-ins on Linux and other operating systems like macOS while finally there is the Windows/MinGW treatment. GCC plugins are loadable modules allowing for extended functionality via a subset of the GCC API for offering additional optimizations, analysis tools, etc.

As of this morning with this commit, plugins are now supported on Windows/MinGW.

Plugin support though on Windows is more limited than other platforms, notably including that these plugins are language-specific on Windows unlike on other platforms.

This is the latest addition to the many features/changes of GCC 8 with the stable GCC 8.1 debut expected by March or so.
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