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[cdt-dev] questions about Indexers


I've been playing with CDT 3.0 M6 and I've got some questions about the
different indexers available.

What's the difference beteween the available indexers that one can
choose from the "C/C++ Indexer" project properties page?  I've looked
through the document titled "Indexer Requirements for 3.0".  From that,
and from some comments made in bugzilla entries (e.g. 86280), I'm
guessing that the "DOM AST C/C++ Indexer" is the shiny new indexer for
3.0.  Is that right?

If so, what are the plans for the "Original C/C++ Indexer"?  Will both
of these be available as options when CDT is released or is the original
indexer going away in favor of the new one?

The real reason that I'm asking is that I'm running across some issues
that could be problems in the indexer's parser, and I'm wondering if
opening bugzilla entries would be worthwhile.

For example, if an (alleged) indexer problem only arises using the
original indexer, perhaps a bugzilla entry isn't warranted if that
indexer is no longer maintained.  Also, for problems that do appear with
the DOM indexer, is that indexer mature enough where bugzilla entries
would be helpful?  Or would it be better to wait for one or two more
milestones to see if the issue gets fixed?


Craig Chaney

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