[distcc] Q concerning support for MSVC

Daniel Clausen sargon at mac.com
Thu May 22 07:38:49 GMT 2003

Hi Martin

On Thursday, May 22, 2003, at 03:10AM, Martin Pool <mbp at samba.org> wrote:

>On 21 May 2003, Daniel Clausen <sargon at mac.com> wrote:
>> Hi
>> We're using the MSVC compiler in our Cygwin/make environment. (not using
>> the IDE) Unfortunately we can't use gcc in our project because the C++
>> name-mangling of gcc and MSVC is not compatible.
>> After checking the archives of this mailing list and doing a lot of
>> google-searches, I came to the conclusion that there won't be any
>> support for other compilers than gcc at the moment and/or in the near
>> future. Is this a safe bet? :)
>I'm not interested in doing anything that would encourage people to
>use Microsoft products.  But you have the source, so you can add
>support yourself and send a patch if you want.

Usually it's me saying these sentences. ;) Guess I will have to continue
trying to convince our development team to switch to Linux. (unfortunately
I'm the only Linux guy, so it's a long way to go...)

One point though: Are you not interested in supporting other compilers than
gcc in general or just MSVC? (I'm thinking about Suns compiler for instance)


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