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Subject: Re: [boost] Scalpel: a Spirit&Wave-powered C++ source code analysis library
From: Mathias Gaunard (mathias.gaunard_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-09-08 07:19:45

On 08/09/2010 04:07, Gottlob Frege wrote:
>> The right answer often depends on how you're using the parser. As a
>> compiler, Clang stops parsing after a missing #include, because
>> there's rarely any point in continuing the parse. When performing
>> syntax highlighting or code completion, you want results even though
>> the source is never actually going to compile.
>> - Doug
> I want my "compiler" "compiling" in the background of my IDE at all
> times, as I type. I want undefined identifiers (or thing that appear
> to be indentifiers) to be colored red (or whatever) until I fix them
> up. etc. As helpful as possible without being annoying (ie no
> dialogs pop up or anything like that).
> Once my code will actually pass a compile, I want it to already have. :-)

That approach doesn't work when you're cross-compiling, and using
headers only available on the target platform.

Yet you still want syntax coloring.

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