[cfe-dev] [PATCH]: Parsing for C++ classes

Chris Lattner clattner at apple.com
Fri Jun 20 13:12:10 PDT 2008

On Jun 20, 2008, at 11:13 AM, Eli Friedman wrote:

> In Sema::ActOnIdentifierExpr:
> +      // FIXME: Should this use a new expr for a direct reference,  
> instead of
> +      // turning it into "this->field" ? Or else a MemberExpr with  
> null base ?
> +      ExprResult ThisExpr = ActOnCXXThis(Loc);
> +      return new MemberExpr(static_cast<Expr*>(ThisExpr.Val),
> +                            true, FD, Loc, FD->getType());
> I'd say this is fine, except that you should use an empty
> SourceLocation for the artificial "this" so it's distinguishable from
> a real MemberExpr.  clang currently uses this technique for
> initializer lists.

Great catch.  I'd strongly prefer to represent "field" and "this- 
 >field" differently.  The former should be a DeclRefExpr and the  
later should be a member expr.  We are still trying to untangle the  
ObjC front-end from this early mistake.


More information about the cfe-dev mailing list