[cfe-dev] Missing info from TypeLoc?

Richard Smith richard at metafoo.co.uk
Wed Mar 13 13:04:05 PDT 2013

On Wed, Mar 13, 2013 at 6:27 AM, Vane, Edwin <edwin.vane at intel.com> wrote:

>  Is there an API I can re-use to parse the specifiers or at least get me
> part of the way toward what I need?

What is it that you need? :)

> *From:* metafoo at gmail.com [mailto:metafoo at gmail.com] *On Behalf Of *Richard
> Smith
> *Sent:* Tuesday, March 12, 2013 7:01 PM
> *To:* Vane, Edwin
> *Cc:* Clang Dev List (cfe-dev at cs.uiuc.edu)
> *Subject:* Re: [cfe-dev] Missing info from TypeLoc?****
> ** **
> On Tue, Mar 12, 2013 at 12:28 PM, Vane, Edwin <edwin.vane at intel.com>
> wrote:****
> Hi all,
> Given this c++ code:
> const MyType *a;
> The TypeSourceInfo from the VarDecl provides a TypeLoc that claims the
> type starts at "MyType" not "const". Is this by design or is there a bug
> here?****
>  ** **
> QualifiedTypeLoc does not store location information for the type
> qualifiers. This is "intentional" but clearly not ideal for tooling clients
> of type location information. Since the decl-specifiers for such a
> declaration can be in any order, the source range for such a type isn't
> necessarily going to be useful, and you may be able to get the information
> you're looking for by just looking at the start location of the Decl.****
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