[cfe-dev] Proposed change to newFrontendActionFactory() requirements

Vane, Edwin edwin.vane at intel.com
Tue May 28 07:45:37 PDT 2013

I take this back. Patch forthcoming for a less invasive approach.

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> Subject: [cfe-dev] Proposed change to newFrontendActionFactory()
> requirements
> Hi all,
> Currently, newFrontendActionFactory(Arg) requires Arg implement a function
> called newASTConsumer(). I'd like to change this requirement slightly and have
> newASTConsumer() take a pointer to a CompilerInstance like this:
> ASTConsumer *newASTConsumer(const CompilerInstance *CI);
> The goal is to give the created ASTConsumer access to the CompilerInstance and
> anything it creates, the Preprocessor object in particular. I figured this was
> useful enough to warrant breaking current users of newASTConsumer. I'll fix any
> breakages in clang and clang-tools-extra.
> Any objections? Any suggestions for alternate implementations? E.g. should I
> instead provide an alternate function for newFrontendActionFactory()?
> --
> Edwin Vane
>   Software Developer
>   Intel of Canada, Inc.
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