Self-compiling clang on Windows

I’m trying to get clang 3.6.1 to compile itself on Windows, using this command line:

msbuild /p:Configuration=Release /p:CLToolExe=clang-cl.exe /p:CLToolPath=c:\llvm\build\Release\bin\ /p:TrackFileAccess=false /p:Platform=“x64” /fileLogger ALL_BUILD.vcxproj

It barfed on an occurrence of __try but that was only in a test file so I commented it out and retried. Now it’s getting an error I can’t quite make sense of:

In file included from C:\llvm2\lib\Support\TimeValue.cpp:55:
C:\llvm2\lib\Support/Windows/,7): warning : unused variable ‘Error’ [-Wunused-variable] [C:\llvm2\build\lib\Support\LLVMSupport.vcxproj]
CL : int error =: :_localtime64_s(&Storage, &OurTime); [C:\llvm2\build\lib\Support\LLVMSupport.vcxproj]
1 warning generated.
The command exited with code -1.
Done executing task “CL” – FAILED.
Done building target “ClCompile” in project “LLVMSupport.vcxproj” – FAILED.
Done Building Project “C:\llvm2\build\lib\Support\LLVMSupport.vcxproj” (default targets) – FAILED.

That says ‘warning generated’ but it looks like a syntax error not an unused variable warning, and it is the one place in the build where the command exited with code -1. And the final verdict on the unsuccessful build:

“C:\llvm2\build\ALL_BUILD.vcxproj” (default target) (1) →
“C:\llvm2\build\utils\FileCheck\FileCheck.vcxproj” (default target) (2) →
“C:\llvm2\build\lib\Support\LLVMSupport.vcxproj” (default target) (3) →
(ClCompile target) →
CL : int error =: :_localtime64_s(&Storage, &OurTime); [C:\llvm2\build\lib\Support\LLVMSupport.vcxproj]

135 Warning(s)
1 Error(s)

So it seems to be saying that was the one error that prevented the build from proceeding. So I took a look in that file, and here’s the offending line 48:

int Error = ::_localtime64_s(&Storage, &OurTime);

… Contrary to the report, no syntax error, no space between the :'s. I looked at a hex dump of the file and it is as it seems here, still no error. I’d be wondering about cosmic rays flipping bits in RAM but I tried the build twice and got the mysterious error each time.

Anyone have any idea what’s going on? Am I just missing something terribly obvious?

The quoted source is about ‘error’ whereas the source is ‘Error’ with uppercase E.

A macro thing? could you try renaming the variable to Error1 and re-compile?

That worked, thanks!