[cfe-dev] Where to put upcoming refcatoring tools

Stephen Kelly steveire at gmail.com
Mon Apr 16 13:29:05 PDT 2012

Manuel Klimek wrote:

> Hi guys,
> I'm remembering discussions about which set of tools we want to be in
> the clang mainline, and for which we might want to create a new
> project.
> Since the tooling base has landed now, I'd like to get some idea of
> how we're planning to structure the clang based tools in the code
> base, so we have clear guidelines for the future.
> It seems like on the one hand there's clang-check, which is so closely
> coupled to clang itself that my gut feeling is it fits perfectly into
> the clang mainline.
> On the other side we have things like 'clang-extract-method', which
> we'll probably not want in clang mainline.
> In between there are things like clang-format, which basically all
> tools that do code changes will depend upon, thus it's still pretty
> close to clang, so we might want to put that into mainline, but I'm
> not sure.
> My proposal would be to create a new top-level llvm project for the
> refactoring tools with a clear guideline on what would go in there.
> Thoughts?
> Thanks,
> /Manuel

Did anything come of this? I'm trying to find out how to write a clang C++ 
rewriting tool.

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