[Geany-Devel] [FT-plugins] Proposed "Features"

Lex Trotman elextr at xxxxx
Wed Aug 31 14:52:49 UTC 2016

On 1 September 2016 at 00:43, Thomas Martitz <kugel at rockbox.org> wrote:
> Am 31.08.2016 um 16:39 schrieb Matthew Brush:
>> I can't speak to all compiler libraries, but at least libclang, libpython
>> and libvala "compile" the source (well just the front-end of the compiler is
>> needed). They literally use the built-in compiler front ends to understand
>> the code. In the case of libclang, it additionally provides helpful methods
>> for performing IDE-related features on the AST, while say with libvala, the
>> ft-plugin would be required to perform it's own analysis of the AST to
>> implement those feaures, which is still a lot less work than in Geany/TM
>> since it has access to the full AST/context and the ft-plugin need not fear
>> encoding language specific semantics into its logic.
> How do you pass {C,CXX,CPP}FLAGS to libclang? And where do you get them
> from?

Libclang needs the full-fat build knowledge that "project" systems on
other IDEs provide.  Another reason to keep it separate from Geany.

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