[cfe-dev] clang-refactoring tool proposal

Richard via cfe-dev cfe-dev at lists.llvm.org
Wed Aug 10 12:09:02 PDT 2016


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In article <A44977CF-0922-43D3-92A0-8709287E10B4 at gmail.com>,
    Ben Jackson via cfe-dev <cfe-dev at lists.llvm.org> writes:

> As a maintainer of a code comprehension tool which uses libclang, it would
> be really useful if such a refactoring ability was exposed via the
> higher-level APIs. We'd *love* to have IDE-like refactoring for
> C/C++/etc. in the tool, and I'm sure our users would too :).

Yes, this an important part for integration into interactive
environments as opposed to batch processing with clang-tidy.

clang-tidy does have an API of sorts -- the individual checks.
However, the overall environment supplied to the checks may be too
clang-tidy workflow specific.
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