X86_mscoff / x86_64 as default for dub projects (windows)

Atila Neves atila.neves at gmail.com
Wed Dec 19 13:11:19 UTC 2018

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

To me, it's obvious that the default on Windows 64-bit (i.e. 
"Windows" for 99.9% of the population) should be x86_64.

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