[cfe-dev] Re-displaying diagnostics

Stephen Kelly via cfe-dev cfe-dev at lists.llvm.org
Tue Apr 24 15:30:51 PDT 2018


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 "It can also accept flags to re-display the diagnostics in different 
formats with different flags"

What does this mean?

I am looking for a tool which issues the diagnostics from a yaml file 
created by clang-tidy. Does such a tool exist? It is what I expect from 
clang-check given the description above, but on reading the source of clang-
check, I don't think it has that feature.

This may be an XY problem. In reality, I have a large number of files which 
I am running clang-tidy on using run_clang_tidy.py. Because my (custom) 
clang-tidy feature changes headers, I get flooded with diagnostics from the 
same lines in the same headers and can't really see what is happening.

So, I thought I would send the actual output from clang-tidy to /dev/null 
and read the yaml file of fixes instead, filtering out entries for 
diagnostics which have already been issued and emitting the diagnostics for 
the rest. This filtering would require some changes to run_clang_tidy which 
I'm happy to make locally. I think it would make sense as a no-op -n option 
to clang-apply-replacements, which is common in other tools.

Does a tool for doing that re-issuing of diagnostics exist, or am I missing 
some other way of filtering such messages? 



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