[webkit-dev] Using compile_command.json in sources that go into Unified Sources

Konstantin Tokarev annulen at yandex.ru
Mon Mar 26 07:26:57 PDT 2018

26.03.2018, 16:31, "Adrian Perez de Castro" <aperez at igalia.com>:
> On Mon, 26 Mar 2018 07:54:38 -0500, Michael Catanzaro <mcatanzaro at igalia.com> wrote:
>>  On Sat, Mar 24, 2018 at 6:03 PM, Cadu Bentzen <cadubentzen at gmail.com>
>>  wrote:
>>  > I included calling this script at the end of the build-webkit (under
>>  > a command line option) script. So far it has work for me, but I
>>  > wonder if this is the right approach or if you already solved that in
>>  > another way. 
>>  Is compile_commands.json intended only for use by IDEs? If it's not
>>  going to break anything, then this seems reasonable to me. I would go
>>  ahead and submit a patch for review on bugs.webkit.org, and leave a
>>  link to it in this thread.
> At least I know also that the “scan-build” implementation in Python [1] uses
> the compilation database (in my experience it is easier to get running than
> Clang's, and is what I have used in the past to run the Clang analyzer on the
> WebKit code).

A lot of other clang-based tools use this file, most notably clang-tidy.

> I *think* that many tools like scan-build should work equally well regardless
> of whether the compilation database contains the unifies or the individual
> sources. But of course it's difficult to predict what every other tool will
> do, so it's impossible to be sure :-\
> Didn't we have a CMake flag that disabled unified sources completely? Maybe
> people who want to use “compile_commands.json” with IDEs can just use that…
> Cheers,
> --
>  Adrián 🎩
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