[cfe-dev] Getting involved with Clang refactoring

Bill White bill.white at griggsinst.com
Thu May 24 08:42:35 PDT 2012

I'm following this discussion closely, as I'm working on a very
similar constellation
of problems.  I'm interested in clang_complete and some form of clang indexing,
but for emacs, not for vim.  I'm thinking that the indexing tool
should be something
like ctags or gid, but smarter.  I'm working on a python tool to
extract build information
from the output of gmake.  (FWIW, I think I have management interest
in contributing
my code to clang, or emacs, or whatever my code ends up being useful for.)

Does anybody know if the uses of the compilation database cares about the
first parameter in the command?  What I'm asking is, if I interpose my command,
say mk_compile_db, for a call to g++, and then do gmake --makeall
the compilation command will say that mk_compile_db is the command, not g++.
It turns out that the path to g++ is explicit in our build system, so
I can't just change
the first word to "g++" and give an accurate answer.  On the other
hand, maybe it
doesn't matter what the command is.  Maybe the libtooling facilities ignore the
first word, or maybe they expect the first word to be elided altogether.

I could investigate the code, but I think I'd rather know what the
intended behavior is.

On Thu, May 24, 2012 at 10:11 AM, Arnaud de Grandmaison
<arnaud.allarddegrandmaison at parrot.com> wrote:
> On 05/24/2012 02:28 PM, Manuel Klimek wrote:
>> In the end it depends on who's willing to write which solution and
>> propose a patch to clang ;)
> Do not tempt me ;)
> The use case I have here is that several people are using clang_complete
> + vim, but have to use gcc because their target requires it. We have
> added a cmake target to generate the ".clang_complete" configuration
> file, which provides the options necessary for compiling the source
> files :  in essence, that's a compilation-db. On its side,
> clang_complete also provides a script to extract the compilation options
> from the build system.
> I am interested in working on this compilationdb, as this will clearly
> be a benefit for clang and all derivative projects.
> Cheers,
> --
> Arnaud de Grandmaison
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