[cfe-dev] Relexing more than one tokens

Chris Lattner clattner at apple.com
Tue Jul 7 22:48:36 PDT 2009

On Jul 7, 2009, at 10:19 PM, Abramo Bagnara wrote:

>> In order to lex from "foo" to "baz", you need to know (e.g.) if bar  
>> is a
>> macro that expands to zero (or many) tokens.  From an arbitrary  
>> point in
>> an ASTConsumer, you don't have this information, because the macros
>> could be undef'd etc.
> Taken for granted that currently from any SourceLocation I can obtain
> the related token, a possibility could be to have in class SLocEntry a
> reference to next token's SourceLocation in preprocessed stream. It
> should not be too hard to implement, but this means to add 32 bits to
> each SLocEntry and to keep all translation unit source locations in  
> memory.

We can't do that, SourceLocation has to stay 32-bits, it is very  

>> However, not all hope is lost.  It is very reasonable for an  
>> ASTConsumer
>> to construct ASTs for a translation unit *AND* then preprocess the  
>> whole
>> file again to get the tokens in a big vector.  Given that, you  
>> could map
>> from the AST node to an index in the vector, then scan around in the
>> vector of tokens looking for what you want.
> How you'd map the AST node to the relexed tokens vector?

Just compare the source locations.


More information about the cfe-dev mailing list