[cfe-dev] Can a Clang plugin see names of source files?

Nico Weber thakis at chromium.org
Fri Apr 6 08:02:45 PDT 2012


chromium's style plugin does this, see
ChromeClassTester::InBannedDirectory in
See http://code.google.com/p/chromium/wiki/WritingClangPlugins and
for background on chromium's style plugin.

Searching for "clang::" at http://codesearch.chromium.org will give
you some more example code.

On Fri, Apr 6, 2012 at 2:59 AM, Arthur O'Dwyer <arthur at push.am> wrote:
> Hi, first-time Clang-hacker and list-user here, so be gentle. :)
> I'm trying to write a program to extract the names and signatures of
> all functions declared in a given source file (but exclude any
> declarations that come from #included files). I'm pretty sure I want
> to write a plugin to do this, because if I make a whole standalone
> "compiler-ish" program to do the parsing, I'll have to worry about
> getting all the preprocessor macros defined correctly, whereas a
> plugin can just plug straight into the clang I'm already using to
> compile the source files in the first place. The worst scenario would
> be that my tool extract *different* function signatures than were
> actually present on my target, because of inconsistencies in
> preprocessor behavior.
> Unfortunately there seem to be only two extant examples of Clang
> plugins (PrintFunctionNames and analyzer-plugin), and neither of them
> tries to do anything complicated nor document its code. Particularly
> relevant to my problem, PrintFunctionNames does not try to find out
> the name of the source file where each NamedDecl was encountered.
> It seems like there's an API for getting the name of the current file
> from a SourceLocation, but only if you *also* have a SourceManager
> object, which I don't, and from inside the plugin I don't know how to
> get hold of the one that the compiler is using. Seems like there ought
> to be a singleton SourceManager somewhere that I could just grab, but
> I can't find any documentation about such a thing (although there are
> intriguing references to a "class The"; see
> http://clang.llvm.org/doxygen/classThe.html).
> I feel like it ought to be pretty easy to get the function signature
> of each declaration, once I can actually weed out the declarations I'm
> interested in (i.e., the ones in the current file) --- but certainly
> if anyone wants to give me some pointers on how it's done, I'd gladly
> accept the help. :)
> Off-topic, but related to Clang newbie issues, I'd love to see some
> documentation and/or code-comments added to
> https://github.com/loarabia/Clang-tutorial.
> Thanks,
> -Arthur
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