Chrome for Windows drops Microsoft compiler in favor of Clang

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The Windows version of Google Chrome is ditching Microsoft’s C++ Compiler and switching to Clang. The change brings Chrome for Windows in line with versions of the browser for macOS, Android and Linux. The move not only makes complete sense for Google — why not use the same compiler on all platforms, after all? — it makes Chrome the first high-profile Windows app to make use of the open source compiler Clang. See also: Chromebooks could soon run Linux applications and VMs using containers Google explains how Chrome’s new ad filtering feature works — and why it’s not your new…

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