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Re: [RFC] QEMU as Xcode project on macOS

From: Christian Schoenebeck
Subject: Re: [RFC] QEMU as Xcode project on macOS
Date: Wed, 09 Sep 2020 21:26:54 +0200

On Mittwoch, 9. September 2020 21:03:32 CEST Liviu Ionescu wrote:
> > On 9 Sep 2020, at 21:56, Christian Schoenebeck <qemu_oss@crudebyte.com>
> > wrote:
> > 
> > ... However you would
> > still be opted out from (4.) all those Xcode IDE features that make
> > development such efficient.
> Could you elaborate?
> I thought that a standalone meson can be used with any environment, it just
> reduces the dependency on Python and possibly other system libraries,
> otherwise it provides the same functionality. You unpack the archive
> anywhere, place that location in the path and use it as usual.
> Why would it be opted out for Xcode?

You would still not have a .xcodeproj file, which is a separate thing, as 
that's the only binding point for really making use of Xcode in an efficient 
way. Otherwise it does not have any knowledge about which source files belong 
to the project, what are the compiler flags, what preprocessor statements have 
to be applied and in which order. So you could still open source files in 
Xcode of course, but it would just be an ordinary plain text editor.

So this is about having or not having features like: auto completion, 
refactoring, one-click auto fixes of trivial issues, click to jump to 
definition/declaration (which might be in an external lib), built-in debugger, 
graphical static analysis, graphical sanitizers and much more ...

Best regards,
Christian Schoenebeck

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