[PATCH] D43906: [clang-format] Improve detection of Objective-C block types

Ben Hamilton via Phabricator via cfe-commits cfe-commits at lists.llvm.org
Tue Mar 6 08:01:36 PST 2018

benhamilton added inline comments.

Comment at: lib/Format/TokenAnnotator.cpp:155
+           Next->startsSequence(tok::identifier, tok::l_square,
+                                tok::numeric_constant, tok::r_square,
+                                tok::r_paren, tok::l_paren))) {
djasper wrote:
> benhamilton wrote:
> > djasper wrote:
> > > This seems suspect. Does it have to be a numeric_constant?
> > Probably not, any constexpr would do, I suspect. What's the best way to parse that?
> I think this is the same answer for both of your questions. If what you are trying to prevent "FOO(^)" to be parsed as a block, wouldn't it be enough to look for whether there is a "(" after the ")" or even only after "(^)", everything else is already correct IIUC? That would get you out of need to parse the specifics here, which will be hard.
> Or thinking about it another way. Previously, every "(^" would be parsed as an ObjC block. There seems to be only a really rare corner case in which it isn't (macros). Thus, I'd just try to detect that corner case. Instead you are completely inverting the defaults (defaulting to "^" is not a block) and then try to exactly parse ObjC where there might be many cases and edge cases that you won't even think of now.
Hmm. Well, it's not just `FOO(^);` that isn't a block:

#define FOO(X) operator X

SomeType FOO(^)(int x, const SomeType& y) { ... }

Obviously we can't get this perfect without a pre-processor, but it seems like our best bet is to only assign mark `TT_ObjCBlockLParen` when we are sure the syntax is a valid block type or block variable.

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