LTS master CI testing

kinke via digitalmars-d-ldc digitalmars-d-ldc at
Sat Aug 5 06:03:43 PDT 2017

On Saturday, 5 August 2017 at 03:06:45 UTC, Joakim wrote:
> Why would the OS matter?

Back at 0.17 times, Windows wasn't fully supported. Rainer's 
final EH fixes require at least LLVM 3.8 IIRC and probably 
haven't been ported back. So it's barely usable, and even if the 
CI build problems are resolved, many tests will fail.

> For example, if someone picks up the new Windows on ARM 
> laptops, coming out in a couple months, they could easily build 
> ltsmaster ldc for it, though the stdlib might require some 
> tweaking.

I thought Windows on ARM was dead, but apparently they're trying 
it again, this time with a full x86 emulation layer:

"Windows 10 on ARM is completely different. This is the full 
Windows desktop experience. Microsoft has created a special 
emulator layer that allows traditional 32-bit desktop 
applications to run on ARM processors, so everything should “just 
work”." [1]

If that really works, there's no bootstrapping issue and people 
can simply install a 32-bit x86 Windows package as host compiler.


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