Which mingw-w64 version and packager? Is cygwin's ok?

Kai Nacke kai at redstar.de
Wed Mar 5 23:18:29 PST 2014

Hi Bruno!

On Wednesday, 5 March 2014 at 21:38:13 UTC, Bruno Medeiros wrote:
> On 05/03/2014 17:25, Kai Nacke wrote:
>> Even if a recent mingw-w64 package is required, LDC is only 
>> supported on
>> 32 bit. You can use the version mentioned in the wiki
>> (http://wiki.dlang.org/Building_LDC_on_MinGW_x86) - this one 
>> is known to
>> work. (Every newer build should work, too.)
> Yeah, after a few headaches and confusion with Cygwin and even 
> the Mingw-builds packages, I decided best to just use the 
> package mentioned in the LDC README, even if that pollutes my 
> PATH a bit.
>> SEH support and C11/C++11 threading are not yet relevant.
> Ok, good to understand that. BTW, the "LDC on 32 bit only" 
> limitation is a LDC limitation, or LLVM one?

Well, both. LLVM currently has no SEH support for Windows 64bit 
(a task I am working on). But the runtime libraries also miss 
some support, e.g. nested exceptions on Windows 64bit.
This is all Windows related! There are no restrictions on Linux, 
FreeBSD, ...


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