WSL VS toolchains_llvm

Compare WSL vs toolchains_llvm and see what are their differences.

WSL

Source code behind the Windows Subsystem for Linux documentation. (by MicrosoftDocs)
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WSL toolchains_llvm
25 5
1,875 281
0.6% 4.3%
8.6 8.9
9 days ago 8 days ago
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WSL

Posts with mentions or reviews of WSL. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-03-13.

toolchains_llvm

Posts with mentions or reviews of toolchains_llvm. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2024-06-05.
  • An Overview of the Starlark Language
    5 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 5 Jun 2024
    The biggest feature I want out of Starlark the language (not Bazel the build system) is to allow optional type annotations. They don’t have to do anything, they don’t have to specified, it just needs to be syntactically valid to put type annotations somewhere. If there were syntax for type annotations that tools like Bazel ignored, it would be possible for some enterprising soul who’s forced to use Bazel at work to throw up an initial prototype of a type checker and a language server for Starlark in Bazel. The language is not that complicated that a type checker couldn’t be written by a hobbiest.

    My biggest frustration when using Bazel is not even Bazel—it’s the fact that when I’m looking at code like this[1], everything comes from a single, unannotated `rctx` variable that has no type annotation. So when I’m trying to read the code, it’s a matter of constantly grepping the repo, grepping the bazel docs, and grepping the bazel source code to get any new code written.

    Why can’t I just hover and see the docs? Why can’t I press `rctx.` and see all the attributes available?

    [1] https://github.com/bazel-contrib/toolchains_llvm/blob/master...

  • cc toolchain for macOS Monterey / Apple M1
    2 projects | /r/bazel | 1 Dec 2022
    load("@bazel_tools//tools/build_defs/repo:http.bzl", "http_archive") BAZEL_TOOLCHAIN_TAG = "0.7.2" BAZEL_TOOLCHAIN_SHA = "f7aa8e59c9d3cafde6edb372d9bd25fb4ee7293ab20b916d867cd0baaa642529" http_archive( name = "com_grail_bazel_toolchain", sha256 = BAZEL_TOOLCHAIN_SHA, strip_prefix = "bazel-toolchain-{tag}".format(tag = BAZEL_TOOLCHAIN_TAG), canonical_id = BAZEL_TOOLCHAIN_TAG, url = "https://github.com/grailbio/bazel-toolchain/archive/{tag}.tar.gz".format(tag = BAZEL_TOOLCHAIN_TAG), ) load("@com_grail_bazel_toolchain//toolchain:deps.bzl", "bazel_toolchain_dependencies") bazel_toolchain_dependencies() load("@com_grail_bazel_toolchain//toolchain:rules.bzl", "llvm_toolchain") llvm_toolchain( name = "llvm_toolchain", llvm_version = "15.0.5", ) load("@llvm_toolchain//:toolchains.bzl", "llvm_register_toolchains") llvm_register_toolchains() http_archive( name = "com_google_googletest", urls = ["https://github.com/google/googletest/archive/609281088cfefc76f9d0ce82e1ff6c30cc3591e5.zip"], strip_prefix = "googletest-609281088cfefc76f9d0ce82e1ff6c30cc3591e5", )
  • Incremental Builds for Haskell with Bazel
    7 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 23 Jun 2022
    Yeah the cross-compilation thing is definitely a rough spot. I have one project that's able to work around it via extensive hacks with macros, but at some point I'll need to do it "the right way."

    Honestly if the docs had a canonical example of e.g. using unix_cc_toolchain_config (example: [0]) + Bootlin to compile for aarch64, it'd probably go a long way to making things understandable. Because say what you will about the old CROSSTOOL approach, at least there was a nice tutorial for it.

    [0] https://github.com/grailbio/bazel-toolchain/blob/f14a8a5de8f...

  • Cross-compiling to linux on MacOS with cgo
    2 projects | /r/bazel | 9 Apr 2021
    I'm really not familiar with this issue or Go nor C++ overall, but if all you need is to set up a C++ toolchain, this should be quite simple and solve your issue.
  • WebAssembly
    9 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 27 Feb 2021
    The trick is that to provide Bazel with a custom toolchain involves way more than just setting an environment variable, because Bazel wants to control installing and making available the compiler reliably (e.g., what if `emcc` is not present on the system where Bazel was invoked? Bazel solves that problem by fetching it and building it for that system)

    There are projects that provide drop-in support for custom toolchains (e.g., we use this project[0] in Sorbet to fetch and build a custom LLVM/Clang toolchain for every host we build on (rather than relying on the system toolchain). But I'm not aware of a project that has done that for Emscripten. Maybe it would be as easy as plucking out what we've done in our project into a project that others could depend on, but to quote a colleague:

    > Setting up a cc toolchain in Bazel is a unique sort of pain.

    [0] https://github.com/grailbio/bazel-toolchain/

What are some alternatives?

When comparing WSL and toolchains_llvm you can also consider the following projects:

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dnf - Package manager based on libdnf and libsolv. Replaces YUM.

content - The content behind MDN Web Docs

gcc-toolchain - A fully-hermetic Bazel GCC toolchain for Linux.

sorbet - A fast, powerful type checker designed for Ruby

bazel_rules_qt - Bazel rules for Qt5

ipe-wiki - A Wiki for tips and tricks related to Ipe

nixpkgs - Nix Packages collection & NixOS

Files - Building the best file manager for Windows

rules_python - Bazel Python Rules

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