gcc-toolchain VS bazel-toolchain

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

gcc-toolchain

A fully-hermetic Bazel GCC toolchain for Linux. (by aspect-build)

bazel-toolchain

LLVM toolchain for bazel (by grailbio)
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gcc-toolchain

Posts with mentions or reviews of gcc-toolchain. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-06-23.

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 2022-06-23.
  • 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/

What are some alternatives?

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

noclip.website - A digital museum of video game levels

WSL - Source code behind the Windows Subsystem for Linux documentation.

content - The content behind MDN Web Docs

llvm-project - The LLVM Project is a collection of modular and reusable compiler and toolchain technologies. Note: the repository does not accept github pull requests at this moment. Please submit your patches at http://reviews.llvm.org.

rules_python - Bazel Python Rules

mir - A lightweight JIT compiler based on MIR (Medium Internal Representation) and C11 JIT compiler and interpreter based on MIR

bazel_rules_qt - Bazel rules for Qt5

Bazel - a fast, scalable, multi-language and extensible build system

nixpkgs - Nix Packages collection