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From: David Engster
Subject: Re: IDE
Date: Sat, 10 Oct 2015 22:25:40 +0200
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Eli Zaretskii writes:
>> From: David Engster <address@hidden>
>> Cc: Dmitry Gutov <address@hidden>,  address@hidden,  address@hidden
>> Date: Sat, 10 Oct 2015 11:51:14 +0200
>> Eli Zaretskii writes:
>> > And if anyone _really_ cares about supporting C/C++, they should be
>> > working with and on GCC's libcc1,
>> Getting the AST is not a technical problem; libcc1 does not change
>> anything.
> We don't even know whether libcc1 provides any features useful for an
> IDE, including information that could be used fro completion.

AFAICS, libcc1 does not provide anything new. It seems to be some kind
of library wrapper for a plugin to access gcc's frontend. It's not even
mentioned in gcc's release notes.

> We also don't know what is the final verdict on having GCC emit tree
> information.

Any year now.

> I'd expect a person who is motivated to work on these features, if we
> have such a person among us, to be on top of those two issues, as well
> as many others.
> But I agree: it's not a technical problem.  It's a problem of being
> motivated enough to overcome such obstacles.

Yes, I should've stuck with clang in the first place.


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