[LLVMdev] Proposal for GSoC project for clang front end

Tanya M. Lattner tonic at nondot.org
Tue Apr 1 17:43:05 PDT 2008

>> On Wed, 19 Mar 2008, Argiris Kirtzidis wrote:
>>> I'd like to hear your opinions and ideas for a proposal to improve
>>> support for C++ parsing for LLVM's clang front end.
>> Some meta feedback: C++ support in clang is a huge project, far and away
>> more than any mortal can get done in a summer.  While it would be possible
>> to sketch out the parser itself in the summer (providing the equivalent of
>> -parse-noop for C) this won't be able to handle a lot of interesting
>> cases.  C++ requires a significant amount of semantic analysis just to get
>> parsing correct.
> You could surely save a lot of time reinventing the wheel by reusing an
> existing C++ parser, like Elsa:

Well thats a matter of opinion. Regardless, this is GSoC ideas for 
LLVM/clang and doesn't have anything to do with Elsa.


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