bazel-toolchain VS WSL

Compare bazel-toolchain vs WSL and see what are their differences.

bazel-toolchain

LLVM toolchain for bazel (by grailbio)

WSL

Source code behind the Windows Subsystem for Linux documentation. (by MicrosoftDocs)
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bazel-toolchain WSL
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bazel-toolchain

Posts with mentions or reviews of bazel-toolchain. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-12-01.
  • cc toolchain for macOS Monterey / Apple M1
    2 projects | reddit.com/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 | reddit.com/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/

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 2022-02-24.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing bazel-toolchain and WSL you can also consider the following projects:

Chocolatey - Chocolatey - the package manager for Windows

content - The content behind MDN Web Docs

noclip.website - A digital museum of video game levels

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

sorbet - A fast, powerful type checker designed for Ruby

berry - 📦🐈 Active development trunk for Yarn ⚒

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

amp.dev - The AMP Project Website.

bazel_rules_qt - Bazel rules for Qt5

crossword-composer - Constraint solver for word games.