Survey: Can we drop support for LLVM versions prior to 3.5?

David Nadlinger via digitalmars-d-ldc digitalmars-d-ldc at
Sat Apr 11 12:47:52 PDT 2015

On Saturday, 11 April 2015 at 19:02:41 UTC, David Nadlinger wrote:
> One thing to keep in mind is that supporting old version 
> requires quite a bit of effort on our side too, and arguably 
> for no good reason. You can always build a local copy LLVM as 
> part of the LDC build process which you don't even need to keep 
> around after linking the LDC executable (if you use static 
> linking).  In fact, this is exactly how the LDC release 
> packages are built.

That being said, we should closely work with the distro package 
maintainers to make sure this transition goes smoothly for them. 
For people compiling from sources anyway it does not really 
matter what version of LLVM they compile.

  — David

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