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digitalmars.D - Special compilation mode

reply Arlen Albert Keshabyan <arlen.albert gmail.com> writes:
   It would be very handy to introduce a special compilation mode in the D
compiler that would build a special report file instead of a binary object file
upon a source code file compilation. Itís supposed to contain special
information on types, variable and class names, errors, warnings, optimization
notes and other useful information that would help an IDE (or any other
frontends) to help programmers in a code completion and in other useful things.
Itís supposed to run fast in a background like Eclipse does that to java source
files.

   Does Walter consider that worth of his attention to bother about?
Apr 13 2008
next sibling parent Ary Borenszweig <ary esperanto.org.ar> writes:
Arlen Albert Keshabyan escribiů:
    It would be very handy to introduce a special compilation mode in the D
compiler that would build a special report file instead of a binary object file
upon a source code file compilation. Itís supposed to contain special
information on types, variable and class names, errors, warnings, optimization
notes and other useful information that would help an IDE (or any other
frontends) to help programmers in a code completion and in other useful things.
Itís supposed to run fast in a background like Eclipse does that to java source
files.

Are you sure Eclipse does that to Java source files? I think Eclipse developed a Java compiler, from which they gather all that information.
 
    Does Walter consider that worth of his attention to bother about?
 

Apr 13 2008
prev sibling parent reply Robert Fraser <fraserofthenight gmail.com> writes:
Arlen Albert Keshabyan wrote:
    It would be very handy to introduce a special compilation mode in the D
compiler that would build a special report file instead of a binary object file
upon a source code file compilation. Itís supposed to contain special
information on types, variable and class names, errors, warnings, optimization
notes and other useful information that would help an IDE (or any other
frontends) to help programmers in a code completion and in other useful things.
Itís supposed to run fast in a background like Eclipse does that to java source
files.
 
    Does Walter consider that worth of his attention to bother about?

The problem is, it's difficult to determine exactly what should be in such a file. If you need complete semantic information, it would be a lot easier to just embed the DMD front-end or dil or something.
Apr 13 2008
parent reply Arlen Albert Keshabyan <arlen.albert gmail.com> writes:
Robert Fraser Wrote:

 Arlen Albert Keshabyan wrote:
    It would be very handy to introduce a special compilation mode in the D
compiler that would build a special report file instead of a binary object file
upon a source code file compilation. Itís supposed to contain special
information on types, variable and class names, errors, warnings, optimization
notes and other useful information that would help an IDE (or any other
frontends) to help programmers in a code completion and in other useful things.
Itís supposed to run fast in a background like Eclipse does that to java source
files.
 
    Does Walter consider that worth of his attention to bother about?

The problem is, it's difficult to determine exactly what should be in such a file. If you need complete semantic information, it would be a lot easier to just embed the DMD front-end or dil or something.

what are you talking about? :) Of course, it's not difficult to a compiler :) whatever documented file format would provide is sufficient for this! "What should be in such a file" is the matter of what Wllter considers to be possible to provide :) Whatever is valuable! Even a minute speckle of dust that helps :) None but compiler can provide the best info on what the source code is :)
Apr 13 2008
parent reply Robert Fraser <fraserofthenight gmail.com> writes:
Arlen Albert Keshabyan wrote:
 Robert Fraser Wrote:
 
 Arlen Albert Keshabyan wrote:
    It would be very handy to introduce a special compilation mode in the D
compiler that would build a special report file instead of a binary object file
upon a source code file compilation. Itís supposed to contain special
information on types, variable and class names, errors, warnings, optimization
notes and other useful information that would help an IDE (or any other
frontends) to help programmers in a code completion and in other useful things.
Itís supposed to run fast in a background like Eclipse does that to java source
files.

    Does Walter consider that worth of his attention to bother about?

such a file. If you need complete semantic information, it would be a lot easier to just embed the DMD front-end or dil or something.

what are you talking about? :) Of course, it's not difficult to a compiler :) whatever documented file format would provide is sufficient for this! "What should be in such a file" is the matter of what Wllter considers to be possible to provide :) Whatever is valuable! Even a minute speckle of dust that helps :) None but compiler can provide the best info on what the source code is :)

I meant easier for Walter. A great deal of semantic info is produced if you run dmd with the -v switch, but going as deep as you suggest is quite a bit of work.
Apr 13 2008
parent Arlen Albert Keshabyan <arlen.albert gmail.com> writes:
Robert Fraser Wrote:

 Arlen Albert Keshabyan wrote:
 Robert Fraser Wrote:
 
 Arlen Albert Keshabyan wrote:
    It would be very handy to introduce a special compilation mode in the D
compiler that would build a special report file instead of a binary object file
upon a source code file compilation. Itís supposed to contain special
information on types, variable and class names, errors, warnings, optimization
notes and other useful information that would help an IDE (or any other
frontends) to help programmers in a code completion and in other useful things.
Itís supposed to run fast in a background like Eclipse does that to java source
files.

    Does Walter consider that worth of his attention to bother about?

such a file. If you need complete semantic information, it would be a lot easier to just embed the DMD front-end or dil or something.

what are you talking about? :) Of course, it's not difficult to a compiler :) whatever documented file format would provide is sufficient for this! "What should be in such a file" is the matter of what Wllter considers to be possible to provide :) Whatever is valuable! Even a minute speckle of dust that helps :) None but compiler can provide the best info on what the source code is :)

I meant easier for Walter. A great deal of semantic info is produced if you run dmd with the -v switch, but going as deep as you suggest is quite a bit of work.

Right. So, that was the question.
Apr 13 2008