[cfe-dev] Building documentation in VS on Windows

scott constable via cfe-dev cfe-dev at lists.llvm.org
Mon Dec 7 14:06:02 PST 2015


I've just made two commits: one for the doxygen config in LLVM, and one for
the config in clang. I also found issues in general with using Doxygen and
Graphviz in cygwin. Instead, I had success in using the native windows
Doxygen installer, and simply extracting Graphviz into a path with no


On Mon, Dec 7, 2015 at 1:01 PM, Justin Bogner via cfe-dev <
cfe-dev at lists.llvm.org> wrote:

> scott constable via cfe-dev <cfe-dev at lists.llvm.org> writes:
> > I'm trying to build the Clang 3.7.0 doxygen from a Visual Studio
> > environment. Graphviz/Dot and Doxygen were installed using cygwin. I
> > configured the build directory with the command
> >
> > $ cmake -G "Visual Studio 14" -DLLVM_ENABLE_DOXYGEN=On ..\llvm
> >
> > When I open the solution, I see the projects "doxygen-clang" and
> > "doxygen-llvm". But when I try to build either of them, I get numerous
> > errors, all of which are file path issues. For instance, the
> configuration
> > had condensed "...\Program Files (x86)\..." to
> "...\ProgramFiles(x86)\...".
> > I fixed this by replacing the line
> >
> > DOT_PATH = @DOT@
> >
> > with
> >
> > DOT_PATH = "@DOT@"
> >
> > in doxygen.cfg.in, but I'm still getting other path-related errors. Is
> this
> > an unsupported feature on Windows as of 3.7.0? Or am I doing something
> > wrong altogether?
> I haven't tried on Windows, but it looks to me like our doxygen.cfg is
> just buggy. There are a number of externally supplied paths in
> doxygen.cfg.in, and none of them are quoted. I can get similar errors to
> you by creating a build directory with spaces in the name on OS X.
> If you search through doxygen.cfg.in for paths that are configured with
> @somename@ and put quotes around all of those values, does that fix it
> for you? If so, would you mind sending a patch to that effect?
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