[lldb-dev] [RFC] Adding a clang-style LLVM.h (or, "Are you tired of typing 'llvm::' everywhere ?")
Pavel Labath via lldb-dev
lldb-dev at lists.llvm.org
Wed Apr 17 03:39:51 PDT 2019
some llvm classes, are so well-known and widely used, that qualifying
them with "llvm::" serves no useful purpose and only adds visual noise.
I'm thinking here mainly of ADT classes like String/ArrayRef,
Optional/Error, etc. I propose we stop explicitly qualifying these classes.
We can implement this proposal the same way as clang solved the same
problem, which is by creating a special LLVM.h
header in the Utility library. This header would adopt these classes
into the lldb_private namespace via a series of forward and "using"
I think clang's LLVM.h is contains a well-balanced collection of adopted
classes, and it should cover the most widely-used classes in lldb too,
so I propose we use that as a starting point.
What do you think?
PS: I'm not proposing any wholesale removal of "llvm::" qualifiers from
these types, though I may do some smaller-scale removals if I'm about to
substantially modify a file.
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