[Geany-devel] Geany FTW - better autocompletion

Lex Trotman elextr at xxxxx
Thu Nov 18 22:59:00 UTC 2010

On 19 November 2010 00:18, Colomban Wendling <lists.ban at herbesfolles.org> wrote:
> Le 18/11/2010 09:12, Simone Pellegrini a écrit :
>> I think these kind of support for code competition are obsolete and
>> there are new tools popping out that can make the work much more easier.
>> For example I have been working for a long time with the clang-LLVM
>> compiler. Clang is a C frontend and It offers a very easy interface to
>> do code completition on the fly. It's very impressive the way it works
>> and it's really fast. I have developed myself a small project where I
>> integrated the code completition support on a scintilla based editor and
>> it really takes few lines of code.
> I also thinks that Clang seems really interesting as a live-code-helper
> tool if integrated to the editor/IDE. Not only for completion, but also
> for on-the-fly code checking, etc.
> This said, and as Lex said, this only applies for C, ObjC, and C++
> (AFAIR Clang now compiles boost, so it seems to become usable for C++).

Ok, it hadn't got that far last time I tried it.

>> If you want I can show the code.
>> The main problem is whether is a problem for you to have this dependency
>> on clang.
> For Geany itself, it isn't something possible I think; but for a plugin
> it is not a problem.
> If you'd write such a plugin, I'd be really interested :)



> Regards,
> Colomban
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