[cfe-dev] Proposal: Add a tooling helper to simplify fully qualified names when possible
dcheng at google.com
Wed Nov 14 06:01:16 PST 2012
I recently wrote a small tool to do some automated refactoring. During
that work, I ended up writing some helper functions to "simplify"
fully qualified names, i.e. if you're already in namespace a::b, you
can refer to a::b::C as "C" rather than using the fully qualified
name. I'm wondering if there'd be interest in upstreaming this
functionality into Clang, as I believe this would be a generally
Currently, I have the following signature:
// Attempts to find the most concise way to refer to 'symbol' in the given
// context. 'symbol' should be a fully qualified name.
const clang::ASTContext& ast_context,
const clang::DeclContext* context,
const string& symbol); // I think this should probably be a
NamedDecl* to prevent ambiguities
Do other people feel this sort of thing would be helpful, and if so,
where would it belong? It seems like it ought to be a member of
NamedDecl or DeclContext, but I'm new to Clang development, so I'm
interested in feedback and comments. Thanks!
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