X86_mscoff / x86_64 as default for dub projects (windows)

rikki cattermole rikki at cattermole.co.nz
Fri Dec 7 06:52:41 UTC 2018

On 07/12/2018 11:50 AM, Basile B. wrote:
> On Thursday, 6 December 2018 at 17:58:17 UTC, Andre Pany wrote:
>> Hi,
>> This is mostly interesting for windows developers. What is your 
>> opinion of switching to architecture x86_mscoff or x86_64 as default 
>> on windows?
>> To be pretty clear, you still can compile to x86 OMF by setting the 
>> default architecture either in settings.json or as command line 
>> argument. The proposal is just to set another default.
>> This is now possible as DMD and LDC comes with lld and the needed 
>> libraries.
>> Kind regards
>> Andre
> I'd  wish this too (i also wish DWARF info in mscoff). Unfortunately 
> last time i tried to built DCD using -m64 (and MINGW stuff + LLD) the 
> resulting PE crashed, so maybe there are problems to fix before switching.

Agreed we should hold off until mingw + lld stuff gain more maturity.
Then we can swap over fully with minimal pain.

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