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: Curious question
by tidux on Fri 3rd Nov 2017 16:46 UTC in reply to "Curious question"
tidux
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2011-08-13

OpenBSD isn't dropping GCC out of performance reasons but because of crippling license autism. GCC outperforms LLVM/Clang and quite likely always will.

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RE[2]: Curious question
by FortranMan on Sat 4th Nov 2017 01:19 in reply to "RE: Curious question"
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2011-12-21

I'm pretty sure that you can come up with a more descriptive and less hateful phrase than "license autism."

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RE[3]: Curious question
by tidux on Sat 4th Nov 2017 04:06 in reply to "RE[2]: Curious question"
tidux Member since:
2011-08-13

The derison was part of the accuracy of the description. They're forfeiting significant performance and in some cases having to drop architectures entirely all because of some irrational fear of the GPLv3.

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