Require C11 in MSVC too

BoringSSL can currently be built in C11 or pre-C11 mode in MSVC. They're
broadly the same, but do use completely different implementations of
alignas and alignof. Now that every build configuration I'm aware of has
been moved to the C11 mode, we don't even test the pre-C11 mode anymore.
Start requiring it.

Update-Note: If building with MSVC, BoringSSL now requires building with
/std:c11 or later. (On non-MSVC compilers, we have required C11 for a
while now.)

Fixed: 624
Change-Id: Ie9f66eee0bebac8143c23a7229c6854afaefea6e
Commit-Queue: Adam Langley <>
Auto-Submit: David Benjamin <>
Reviewed-by: Adam Langley <>
2 files changed
tree: 045301bb0b99c3f42496241e3504a165ae26d677
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  8. rust/
  9. ssl/
  10. third_party/
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  13. .clang-format
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BoringSSL is a fork of OpenSSL that is designed to meet Google's needs.

Although BoringSSL is an open source project, it is not intended for general use, as OpenSSL is. We don't recommend that third parties depend upon it. Doing so is likely to be frustrating because there are no guarantees of API or ABI stability.

Programs ship their own copies of BoringSSL when they use it and we update everything as needed when deciding to make API changes. This allows us to mostly avoid compromises in the name of compatibility. It works for us, but it may not work for you.

BoringSSL arose because Google used OpenSSL for many years in various ways and, over time, built up a large number of patches that were maintained while tracking upstream OpenSSL. As Google's product portfolio became more complex, more copies of OpenSSL sprung up and the effort involved in maintaining all these patches in multiple places was growing steadily.

Currently BoringSSL is the SSL library in Chrome/Chromium, Android (but it's not part of the NDK) and a number of other apps/programs.

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