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Re: Do autotools support free Microsoft compiler?

From: Braden McDaniel
Subject: Re: Do autotools support free Microsoft compiler?
Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2004 13:43:48 -0400
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Bob Friesenhahn wrote:

Microsoft has now made its optimizing C/C++ compilers for Windows
available as a free download.  See
"";.  Do GNU Autotools
work with this compiler?

autoconf, basically. autoconf's check for whether it can use -g is busted, but the effect of this is just a benign warning from the compiler. (I have a patch for this that I submitted to autoconf-patches many months ago; but it was ignored.)

libtool, unfortunately, is quite broken. There is some bitrotted support for cl/lib. But as I understand it this was maimed as a side effect of improvements to gcc/win32 support. I have threatened in the past to fix this; unfortunately, I just haven't found the time.


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