[GCC-XML]gcc-xml in the build process (make)
brad.king at kitware.com
Mon Nov 12 18:20:30 EST 2001
> First let me tell you that gcc-xml and its implications are simply
> fantastic IMO!
> - that one can generate the xml output as a by-product of the normal
> build process?
This is correct. You can add -fxml=foo.xml and get the XML output during
> - that you get meta information and object code that are completetly
> consistent this way?
This is also correct, using the same flag as above. Often the
meta-information will be mostly correct even if errors occur during
> - that compilation time will be less than with separate compile/xml runs?
Definately. Separate runs means separate parsing steps. The XML dump
requires almost no time in comparison to the other steps.
> - that the xml facility will be integrated into standard gcc one day
One day...maybe. Soon...unfortunately, no. If it becomes more widely
used, something similar may eventually be accepted by the GCC folks.
Currently I have no official connection with them. Also, the tool is
mostly tuned for use with CABLE (http://public.kitware.com/Cable) to
generate Tcl wrappers for C++ classes. It has yet to be used for much
more than that, and thus the XML may be missing information that you might
need (like function bodies).
Thanks for your interest,
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