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README.md

clang-tags

clang-tags is a C / C++ source code indexing tool. Unlike many other indexing tools, clang-tags relies on the clang compiler (via the libclang interface) to analyse and index the source code base.

Its main features are:

  • generating compilation databases in a build-system-agnostic way,
  • indexing a C/C++ project source files,
  • finding the definition location of an identifier in a source file,
  • finding all uses of a definition in the project sources.

The quick start guide is a good place to get a quick look at clang-tags various features.

Please see the user manual for a complete description of clang-tags features and a usage documentation.

Installing

The installation guide should provide all information to build and install clang-tags.

Getting started

The quick start guide should get you started in a few minutes. It is also a good starting point to get a quick overview of the features clang-tags provides.

To go a step further, all details are in the user manual.

See also

Similar tools

  • Bear: a tool to generate compilation databases.
  • clang-ctags: a similar project using libclang to generate ctags/etags index files.
  • rtags: another C/C++ code indexer based on libclang. rtags is much more advanced and featureful than clang-tags, its only (minor) drawback being its long list of dependencies.
  • clangd (proposal / design document): a Clang-based IDE-like service (still in design phase AFAIK).

Clang documentation

Contributing

If you make improvements to this code or have suggestions, please do not hesitate to fork the repository or submit bug reports on github. The repository's URL is:

https://github.com/ffevotte/clang-tags.el.git

A doxygen-generated documentation targeted at developers is available here. Please do not hesitate to consult it, should you need help implementing in clang-tags the killer feature you need.

Contributors

License

Copyright (C) 2013 François Févotte.

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program. If not, see http://www.gnu.org/licenses/.

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