[cfe-commits] [PATCH] Add brief documentation comments to code completion results

Douglas Gregor dgregor at apple.com
Mon Jul 2 08:55:17 PDT 2012

On Jun 29, 2012, at 3:44 PM, Dmitri Gribenko wrote:

> On Thu, Jun 28, 2012 at 9:29 PM, Douglas Gregor <dgregor at apple.com> wrote:
>> On Jun 28, 2012, at 9:33 AM, Dmitri Gribenko wrote:
>>> The attached patch adds extracted brief comments to code completion
>>> results as informative chunks.  I am not sure that this is the right
>>> approach.  Maybe a new chunk type is needed.
>> The "chunks" themselves are typically meant to be rendered as part of the completion text, The brief comments aren't really the same thing, though; they're a separate bit of documentation that would typically be rendered elsewhere. I suggest actually adding an API function
>> CINDEX_LINKAGE CXString clang_getCompletionBriefComment(CXCompletionString completion_string)
>> to extract the comment. Given that extracting these comments isn't free, I recommend adding a bit to CXCodeComplete_Flags to turn on the ability to extract comments.
> Attached is the second attempt implementing your proposal.
> A new code completion option that enables including brief comments
> into CodeCompletionString should be a, err, code completion option.
> But because ASTUnit caches global declarations during parsing before
> even completion consumer is created, the option is duplicated as a
> translation unit option (in both libclang and ASTUnit, like the option
> to cache code completion results).

This looks great; please feel free to commit, although we don't need this bit:

+  CodeCompleteConsumer() : OutputIsBinary(false) {
+    CodeCompleteOpts.IncludeMacros = false;
+    CodeCompleteOpts.IncludeCodePatterns = false;
+    IncludeGlobals(true),
+    IncludeBriefComments(false),
+  }


	- Doug

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