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Subject: Re: [boost] TMP error messages [ was Re: New libraries implementing C++11 features in C++03 ]
From: Dave Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-12-17 19:35:35

on Fri Nov 25 2011, Joel de Guzman <> wrote:

> On 11/25/2011 11:38 PM, Roland Bock wrote:
>> On 11/25/2011 03:04 AM, Maxim Yanchenko wrote:
>>> Joel de Guzman <joel <at>> writes:
>>>> Now. What else can we do about it? Here's an idea. I'd like to
>>>> hear yours.
>>>> It might be good to present that in a GUI where the types are
>>>> collapsed by default. Qualifications in a trace can also be
>>>> optionally collapsed.
>>> Hi Joel, it's a very correct idea. In our team, I made a perl script that cleans
>>> out all compiler noise (GCC) and has some special handling for common cases like
>>> This runs for years already and proven to be extremely effective in nailing down
>>> errors.
>> This sounds very interesting indeed. It would be cool to use it like
>> ccache, i.e.
>> tmpMessageFilter -> ccache -> g++
> I'm very interested. How can we get ahold of this? G++ is a good start.
> I'd love to see something for the "other" popular compiler as well ;-)
> Such a tool will be invaluable in fighting the deluge of error
> messages.

I presume you know of stlfilt <>?

> Ideally, I'd love to see the presentation dynamically, like in my original
> idea where users can click to expand the errors at any given point in
> the trace. Perhaps this is a good GSoC project.

I've often thought about combining the filtering tricks of stlfilt with
a folding error browser.

Hmm... folding errors in Emacs sounds like an amazingly good idea.

Dave Abrahams
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