[Bug 70280] New: add UNO IDL support to ctags

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Tue Oct 8 06:31:43 PDT 2013


          Priority: medium
            Bug ID: 70280
                CC: libreoffice at lists.freedesktop.org
          Assignee: libreoffice-bugs at lists.freedesktop.org
           Summary: add UNO IDL support to ctags
          Severity: enhancement
    Classification: Unclassified
                OS: All
          Reporter: mstahl at redhat.com
          Hardware: Other
            Status: NEW
           Version: Master
         Component: contrib
           Product: LibreOffice

ctags is very useful for developers to quickly look up definitions
of identifiers in the huge LO code base.

unfortunately ctags does not support the UNO IDL language,
so identifiers from the UNO API cannot be looked up yet.

likely it is not hard at all to add the required support to extract
UNO IDL definitions to ctags.

ctags website:


UNO IDL syntax description:


perhaps looking at the UNO IDL compiler may be helpful:

idlc/source/scanner.l / parser.y

or the new "unoidl" tool:


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