[PATCH] Introducing compiler plugin support

Lubos Lunak l.lunak at suse.cz
Tue Oct 9 08:26:18 PDT 2012

On Friday 05 of October 2012, Lubos Lunak wrote:
>  Hello,
>  attached is my implementation of basic build support for using Clang
> compiler plugin during building LO. I'm posting it here first in case our
> build system people have different ideas to how I have integrated it in the
> build system, if there are no comments, I will push it.

 Pushed. There is a README included, but some highlights:

- is enabled automatically by --enable-dbgutil if Clang headers are found or 
manually using --enable-compiler-plugins
- I'll enable it for the Clang tinderbox soon
- for the time being, -Werror does not affect these warnings, just in case 
somebody builds with --enable-dbgutil --enable-werror, for obvious reasons 
- there is a warning about unused variables of types marked SAL_WARN_UNUSED 
plus some C++ std classes ; quite a number of hits. Feel free to tag all 
those Point, Rectangle, etc. classes with it too, as long as it's certain for 
the class that a mere presence of a variable of that type does nothing in 
- there is a warning about

if( a != 0 )
    b = 2;
    c = 3;

 which triggers a lot of warnings, many of them about code like

if( a == 1 )
if( a == 2 )

 This is a valid warning, because it may appear that the whatever() call is 
part of the else block. I consider this to be poorly formatted code and find 
moving the second if up to the else line a much better solution than trying 
to detect this case in the compiler check.

 There may be possibly some problems that I haven't noticed, so feel free to 
point out whatever you thing the plugin detects wrong. I'll eventually 
make -Werror have an effect on these too for the --enable-werror crowd.

On Monday 08 of October 2012, Michael Stahl wrote:
> On 05/10/12 18:22, Lubos Lunak wrote:
> > +$(CLANGOUTDIR)/compileplugin.so: $(2)
> > +$(CLANGOUTDIR)/compileplugin.so: CLANGOBJS += $(2)
> > +
> > +$(CLANGOUTDIR)/compileplugin.so: $(CLANGOBJS)
> there's a bit of redundancy there.

 That actually seems to be needed for whatever reason.

 Lubos Lunak
 l.lunak at suse.cz

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