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Re: C++ lexical analysis rework

Subject: Re: C++ lexical analysis rework
From: Zack Weinberg
Date: Sat, 15 Jan 2005 10:41:39 -0800
Eric Botcazou <ebotcazou@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:

>> Here is the foreshadowed patch which speeds up the C++ front end's
>> lexical analysis phase.  What it does is really quite simple: it has
>> (almost) all of the work that cpplib and c-lex.c do done at once, and
>> holds all the translation unit's tokens in a big buffer.
>
> I just discovered that this breaks DBX_USE_BINCL support:
...
> because dbxout.c relies on the ordered invocations of 
> dbxout_start_source_file, dbxout_symbol and dbxout_end_source_file to 
> implement it.  Now dbxout_start_source_file and dbxout_end_source_file are 
> invoked by the lexer, while dbxout_symbol is invoked by the parser.
...
> How do you think we can fix this?  Should we "replay" the opening/closing of 
> files in the parser (if this is ever possible)?

Yes.  What ought to happen is, the cb_line_change and fe_file_change
logic should be completely disabled for C++, and what they do should
be moved to cp_lexer_set_source_position_from_token.  C++ may want its
own versions of those hooks that record file open and close
information in the token array - I don't think we have that right now.
Matt was working on related issues.  Such a change *might* be
acceptable for 4.0 if done very very carefully, and I don't have a
less-invasive suggestion, sorry.

zw

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