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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] generating tag files for sources
From: Pascal Z. (pascal_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-10-03 10:50:58

Vladimir Prus schrieb:
> On Monday 28 September 2009 Pascal Z. wrote:
>> Has there been any work done about automatically generating tag files
>> for sources via ctags/cscope or similar tools ?
>> This can be very useful for intellisense functionality e.g. as provided
>> by vim's omnicompletion or emacs.
>> I tried to set up a Jamfile so that using "bjam tags" will generate tags
>> for all used source files, but I didn't manage it. I'm not that familiar
>> with boost.Build. How could such a jam rule look?
> Hi Pascal,
> I would recommend this:
> make TAGS : : @make-tags : <location>. ;
> actions make-tags
> {
> ctags `find . -name *.c -or -name *.h`
> }
> It was awhile since I've last used ctags, so the command
> might be wrong.
> - Volodya
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Hello Vladimir

Thanks for your suggestion!
I now finally have a way to build my tagfiles together with the
invocation of bjam =). Didn't quite manage this myself.

I'm trying to build up some kind of tagfile-system for vim.
My dream would be to get a list of all included files (system headers,
my own headers, boost library etc.) for a boost.Build project's
Since I'm using bjam to set a few include paths just by making my
targets depend on /boost//thread or /boost//date_time it would be
necessary to have something like "bjam -get-project-inclues" and then
have ctags generate a project.tags in the project folder.
Vim can then be setup to use this file as tag-file for omni-completion.
I also read about the wave example "list_includes", but I'm also missing
the include paths from bjam here.
I couldn't find a way to get bjam to output the included files, is there

Does anybody have a suggestion ? I'd love to have completion in vim
without manually generating tagfiles. I'm already using bjam as my
make-command, but tag files are missing :/.


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