[llvm-dev] Source to Source
Richard Smith via llvm-dev
llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Wed Apr 6 10:56:39 PDT 2016
On Wed, Apr 6, 2016 at 9:17 AM, David Castells Rufas via llvm-dev <
llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org> wrote:
> I would like to manipulate the AST from a C++ source code from a Java
> application. As far as I know there are no good and open source methods to
> get a detailed AST from C++ in Java.
> May it be that clang (as it happens in gcc) try to discourage people to
> work with the AST outside llvm tools because of uninteded license use fears?
Not at all. For instance, we provide language bindings for AST traversal to
C and Python. If there were sufficient interest in Java bindings (including
patches to add the support in the first place, sufficient maintainers with
a solid track record, an interested user community, ...) it would not be
unreasonable to ship the bindings with Clang alongside the Python bindings.
The only reason we don't have these bindings is that, to date, there has
not been that level of interest.
> On Wed, Apr 6, 2016 at 1:53 PM, mats petersson <mats at planetcatfish.com>
>> What do you want to "do" with the file generated? In general, I would
>> have thought the tools provided by Clang would be more suitable than trying
>> to parse the output from clang with this option - it's more of a tool to
>> debug the compiler than something intended to use for further processing.
>> Clang already comes with several sets of tools for reformatting,
>> modifying/matching code patterns, etc.
>> I'm also copying the reply to "cfe-dev" that is the mailing list for
>> Clang and related tools, rather than the llvm-dev, which is the mailing
>> list for the LLVM part of the clang+llvm set of tools/products.
>> On 6 April 2016 at 11:26, David Castells Rufas via llvm-dev <
>> llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org> wrote:
>>> Dear all,
>>> I'm new to the mailing list.
>>> I'm trying to find the file format description of the AST files
>>> generated with
>>> >clang -emit-ast ...
>>> Could you give me any pointer? Thanks
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>>> llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
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