Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 3rd Nov 2017 14:34 UTC
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In Visual Studio 2017 15.5 Preview 2 we are introducing support for cross compilation targeting ARM microcontrollers. To enable this in the installation choose the Linux development with C++ workload and select the option for Embedded and IoT Development. This adds the ARM GCC cross compilation tools and Make to your installation.

Our cross compilation support uses our Open Folder capabilities so there is no project system involved. We are using the same JSON configuration files from other Open Folder scenarios and have added additional options to support the toolchains introduced here. We hope that this provides flexibility for many styles of embedded development. The best way to get started with this and understand the capabilities is with a project exported from the ARM mbed online compiler. We'll cover the basics here, to learn more about the online compiler see ARM’s tutorials, and you can sign up for an account here.

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RE[5]: Curious question
by tylerdurden on Sat 4th Nov 2017 17:28 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Curious question"
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You're also behind the times regarding GCC, they've rewritten and update a lot of the toolchain/backend. LOL

Basically they're both now neck to neck. But at the end of the day, gcc still has a bigger library of optimizations. Whereas LLVM is a cleaner/saner base to target a new compiler/language.

What I think it's remarkable how damn good both opensource projects are. They basically put to shame some expensive commercial offerings.

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