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castxml — C-family Abstract Syntax Tree XML Output

Synopsis

castxml ( <castxml-opt> | <clang-opt> | <src> )...

Description

Parse C-family source files and optionally write a subset of the Abstract Syntax Tree (AST) to a representation in XML.

Source files are parsed as complete translation units using an internal Clang compiler. XML output is enabled by the --castxml-gccxml option and produces a format close to that of gccxml. Future versions of castxml may support alternative output formats.

Options

The following command-line options are interpreted by castxml. Remaining options are given to the internal Clang compiler.

--castxml-cc-<id> <cc>, --castxml-cc-<id> ( <cc> <cc-opt>... )

Configure the internal Clang preprocessor and target platform to match that of the given compiler command. The <id> names a reference compiler with which the given command is compatible. It must be one of:

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gnu: GNU Compiler Collection C++ (g++)
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gnu-c: GNU Compiler Collection C (gcc)
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msvc: Microsoft Visual C++ (cl)
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msvc-c: Microsoft Visual C (cl)

<cc> names a compiler (e.g. /usr/bin/gcc or cl) and <cc-opt>... specifies options that may affect its target (e.g. -m32). The target platform detected from the given compiler may be overridden by a separate Clang -target option. The language standard level detected from the given compiler may be overridden by a separate Clang -std= option.

--castxml-gccxml
Generate XML output in a format close to that of gccxml. Write output to <src>.xml or file named by -o. The gccxml format does not support Clang language modes other than -std=c++98 or -std=c89. This output format may be used with language modes -std=c++11, -std=c++14, -std=c99, and -std=c11 but the output will not contain implicit move constructors or move assignment operators, and may contain <Unimplemented/> elements on non-c++98 constructs.
--castxml-start <name>[,<name>]...
Start AST traversal at declaration(s) with the given qualified name(s). Multiple names may be specified as a comma-separated list or by repeating the option.
-help, --help
Print castxml and internal Clang compiler usage information.
-o <file>
Write output to <file>. At most one <src> file may be specified as input.
--version
Print castxml and internal Clang compiler version information.

Preprocessing

CastXML preprocesses source files using an internal Clang compiler using its own predefined macros for the target platform by default. The --castxml-cc-<id> option switches the predefined macros to match those detected from the given compiler command. In either case, CastXML always adds the following predefined macros:

__castxml__
Defined to an integer encoding the CastXML version number as printf("%d%03d%03d",major,minor,patch).
__castxml_clang_major__
Defined to the value of __clang_major__ from the internal Clang.
__castxml_clang_minor__
Defined to the value of __clang_minor__ from the internal Clang.
__castxml_clang_patchlevel__
Defined to the value of __clang_patchlevel__ from the internal Clang.

Source files may use these to identify the tool that is actually doing the preprocessing even when --castxml-cc-<id> changes the predefined macros.

Info

Nov 07, 2016 0.1-g05db76f CastXML