[cfe-dev] Visual Studio visualizer improvements for Clang

Jonathan Roelofs via cfe-dev cfe-dev at lists.llvm.org
Wed Mar 16 10:20:58 PDT 2016



On 3/16/16 11:16 AM, C Bergström via cfe-dev wrote:
> Cool results, but XML - ewwie..
> ---------
> I digress - What's lldb do in this case?

https://github.com/llvm-mirror/llvm/blob/master/utils/lldbDataFormatters.py

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> On Thu, Mar 17, 2016 at 1:14 AM, David Blaikie <dblaikie at gmail.com
> <mailto:dblaikie at gmail.com>> wrote:
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>     FWIW, GDB has a visualizer system in python - I wrote up some
>     visualizers for SmallVector, etc, but I couldn't find a way to plug
>     them in for free into GDB (everything required some reconfiguration
>     of GDB to point to a script directory or the like). I might check
>     them in anyway with a README telling people how to set them up if
>     they want to.
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>     On Wed, Mar 16, 2016 at 9:59 AM, C Bergström <cfe-dev at lists.llvm.org
>     <mailto:cfe-dev at lists.llvm.org>> wrote:
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>         Looks cool! I'm not a VS guy - how did you achieve this? Was
>         there some source changes in clang or is this a plugin that
>         leverages clang for VS?
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>         Thanks
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>         On Wed, Mar 16, 2016 at 11:04 PM, Michael Spertus via cfe-dev
>         <cfe-dev at lists.llvm.org <mailto:cfe-dev at lists.llvm.org>> wrote:
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>             Chandler suggested that I socialize the improvements that I
>             have been making to Clang data structure visualizations in
>             Visual Studio. For example, these changes replace the
>             traditional incomprehensible Locals/Watch display of a
>             TemplateArgumentLoc____
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>             Now it clearly displays that it is a Type Template Parameter
>             where T has been replaced by struct A.____
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>             I only have a small portion of the Clang data types done so
>             far, but it is already really helping me keep track of what
>             is going on while debugging Clang (It’s also been an
>             excellent way for me to learn Clang data structures J ). I
>             will be continuing to add further visualizations over the
>             next few weeks and ongoing. ____
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>             I hope these prove helpful to the community,____
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>             Mike____
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