[webkit-dev] How to set up Intellisense-ish code completion/suggestions for editing WebKit sources on macOS?

Chris Dumez cdumez at apple.com
Thu Nov 11 08:45:32 PST 2021

The code completion is excellent with Qt Creator.

You can import the WebKit project like so:
New Project > Import existing project > Choose the WebKit folder > click import button

Once imported, no need to fiddle with any settings, it just works (after an initial project scan that may take a couple of minutes).

 Chris Dumez

> On Nov 11, 2021, at 7:49 AM, Patrick Griffis via webkit-dev <webkit-dev at lists.webkit.org> wrote:
> On 2021-11-11 02:48, Michael[tm] Smith via webkit-dev wrote:
>> Can anyone recommend a combination of text-editor/IDE, plugins/tooling
>> (e.g., language server), and settings/config that’ll enable me to have
>> usable code-(auto)completion/suggestions (like Intellisense, etc.) when
>> editing WebKit sources in a macOS environment?
>> Anyway, the last thing I’ve been trying is Visual Studio Code. In that I
>> tried with both the clangd extension and the ccls extension, but ended up
>> having basically the same problems I have with the vim integrations.
>> So I switched back to trying the Microsoft-provided C/C++ Intellisense
>> extension (cpptools), and found that seems to work better than the clangd
>> or ccls extensions — at least so far as it seems to be able to at last
>> partially resolve the header include references. But then it too seems to
>> stumble on not being able to find some headers it needs.
>> For example, I think I’ve been able to make it figure out #include "config.h" —
>> but then the next problem I hit is stuff like this:
>>  cannot open source file "JavaScriptCore/JSExportMacros.h"
>> (dependency of "config.h")
>> ...And then anyway, again, ultimately, no completion suggests when I put a dot
>> after a particular object name I want to get the function and data-member
>> suggestions for. (It seems to work for some objects, but not others.)
>> So I’m hoping others here might have something working successfully in
>> their environments that gives them proper completion suggestions on member-
>> function names and data-member names.
>>  –Mike
> This may be of limited use to you because I am on Linux but may be
> useful information in general. It works here using Visual Studio Code
> with the Cmake Tools and ccls extensions installed.
> Header detection works, references work (including basic refactoring),
> intellisense works (not super fast but functional), debugging with GDB
> works (connecting to gdbserver with Microsoft's C++ extension for that).
> I had the exact same header issues as you with only Microsofts C++
> extension. I have done no configuration to ccls.
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