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Re: Feedback requested about C-compiler suppport

From: Krishna
Subject: Re: Feedback requested about C-compiler suppport
Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2022 22:57:36 +0530

Clang is the default toolchain on Freebsd and probably in openbsd too in the near future. But clang is gcc compatible. MSVC is the preferred toolchain on Windows so it has to have first class support unless we dispense away with Windows.

On Fri, 25 Feb 2022, 22:44 Raphael Mack, <> wrote:
Liberty is the GNU eiffel compiler, so we have one obvious obligation:
GCC. All others are nice to have and we can drop them if none here
raises his or her voice and uses another one in a real project. -> as
soon as we have users caring about backward compatibility I wouldn't
want to drop them. Otherwise I'd vote for simplicity...

Am Donnerstag, dem 24.02.2022 um 13:30 +0100 schrieb Hans Zwakenberg:
>  As preparation for making LE emit C99 or C11 code, I'm on a quest to
> make the generated C-code easier to analyze by tools like Cppcheck. 
> A part of this is to reduce the number of #IFDEFs in the generated C-
> code.
>  I've already removed several old hardware and operating system
> platforms from Liberty's C-runtime library in the previous weeks.
>  A next possible step for simplification would be to reduce the
> number of compilers we support. Do we really need to continue to
> support the old Watcom and other C-compilers?
>  Hence, my current request for feedback about the C-compilers for
> which we need or want continued support. Any feedback is welcome…

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