[Geany] Help with custom compiler

Matthew Brush mbrush at xxxxx
Thu Jul 19 04:48:35 UTC 2012

On 12-07-18 09:23 PM, Laszlo Nagy wrote:
>> This is not clear if the compiler actually does not run or if it runs
>> and takes a long time and then gives an error?
>> What error (if any) do you get from python?
>> Try if it will run a "hello world" python program located in the same
>> place as the compiler, see if the -vv option provides any info.
> Thank you.
> The compiler did run (I could see it in the task manager) but it was not
> exiting for a minute or so. After I restarted my computer, everything
> started to work as expected. (Not sure why.)
> I read GNU coding standards:
> http://www.gnu.org/prep/standards/standards.html#Errors
> I can make my custom compiler use these kind of messages:
> sourcefile:line1.column1-line2.column2: message
> Here are some more questions:
>   * The above format cannot be used under windows, because the source
>     file name can have a colon in it. (E.g. C:\temp\text.txt:12:14). I
>     really want to use absolute file names, because the compiler that I
>     write is able to read source files from different drives
>     automatically, and because the files are organized in packages (so
>     two file can have the same name if they are in different packages).
>     How to overcome that problem?
>   * Unfortunately, the message can also contain a colon. What to do with
>     that?
>   * How to distinguish errors from warnings? I was reading the
>     [build-menu] but I could only find some examples. It was not clear
>     how to do it.

You can write a regex for what you need in the "Error regular 
expression" text box in the Build Commands configuration. I think you 
can also store the regexp in the `filetype.yourlanguage` file.


Matthew Brush

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