[cfe-dev] A ClangTool question

Frank Redeker via cfe-dev cfe-dev at lists.llvm.org
Mon Apr 16 01:56:10 PDT 2018

Am 16.04.2018 um 07:07 schrieb Frank Redeker via cfe-dev:
> Hello List,
> I am developing a tool to analyze source code that is written for target
> compilers (e.g. IAR, Cosmic, Greenhills). Because some of these
> compilers use their own data types and keywords (e.g. special function
> registers, bit data types, and type modifier huge, far, near) and comes
> with own headers, my workflow is as follows.
> I use the preprocessor of the target compiler to preprocess the sources.
> The preprocessed source is then processed by a lexer to remove or
> rewrite constructs that lead to a syntax errors.
> Then I use CLangTool.buildATSs to create ASTUnits and processe them with
> my ASTVisitor.
> That's worked so far. Now I have switched to 64 bit and I am facing the
> problem that sources written for 32 bit cannot be compiled anymore.
> My question now is, is there a command line option to teach CLangTool
> that it has 32 bit source code in front of it? Or do I have to create a
> 32 and 64 version of my tool first?
> Here is an example of code that compiles with 32 bit without errors, but
> generates an error with the 64 bit version.
> typedef unsigned int size_t;
> void* operator new(std::size_t);
> error: 'operator new' takes type size_t ('unsigned long long') as first
> parameter
> Frank
> P.S.:
> I'm on Windows using MSYS2/MinGW to compile my tool. I have compiled
> Clang/LLVM 6.0 with MinGW gcc 7.2.

I found the solution myself. The compiler option -m32 switches to 32 bit

Thank you for your attention.


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