[cfe-dev] libclang or libtooling for transpiler
Jacob Carlborg via cfe-dev
cfe-dev at lists.llvm.org
Mon Apr 29 03:11:54 PDT 2019
On 2019-04-29 12:06, Jacob Carlborg via cfe-dev wrote:
> I've created a tool that does basically the same thing. It generate D
> bindings to C and Objective-C libraries. This tool is written in D and
> is using libclang . It's been working for me so far, but I haven't
> got to the point of trying to translate C++ headers yet.
> This tool is only focusing on generating bindings. That means only the
> header files are translated, not full C/Objective-C code with function
> bodies with statements and expressions.
> The current libclang bindings DStep is using are generated with DStep
> itself. The initial bindings were created by had. It was very easy to
> do, just some search and replace. libclang contains the most forgiving
> header files, from this point of view, I have ever seen.
>  http://github.com/jacob-carlborg/dstep
Forgot the summary:
I chose libclang because:
* It's a stable API
* It's what's recommend if using other language than C++
* I really, really did not want to use C++. After all, I'm using D, not
I would say it depends on how much you don't want to use C++. If I were
you, I would definitely give it a try in Rust.
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