|RE: [cdt-dev] Adding non-primary outputs to resource tree|
> I am integrating a linker that can emit a map file alongside the primary output (an ELF binary). I would like the file to appear in the workspace and assumed that representing it using an outputType would accomplish that.
> Am I correct to think that additional outputs should appear as resources when the build completes or do I need to implement something else?
[[ejs]] Any outputs that go into the project's directory tree should show up in their appropriate locations as a result of the "refresh resources" task that follows a build.
But I suspect either your binaries are built outside a project, or too deep inside it, and you want the *.map file to show upin the top level Binaries folder next to your ELF binary. Is that it? The "binary parser" facility is used to promote content there (see Project > Properties> C/C++ Build > Settings > Binary Parsers). The project view doesn't use the "outputType" attribute, AFAIK.
The binaries and map file are being output directly to the output folder (<project>/[Release|Debug]). Whilst the intermediate object files and binaries appear in the Debug or Release folder in the resources view the map file does not (and I did check it was created!). I will however see if I can trace through the ‘refresh resources’ task and figure out if there is some subtlety (I assume I will find that in the cdt source relatively easily).
It isa nasty hack, and 50% a joking suggestion, but you could implement a "binary" parser that detects map files and register that with your toolchain. See the 'org.eclipse.cdt.core.BinaryParser' extension point and the corresponding MBS stuff which I don't know. (This may have unintended consequences, though, such as suddenly being able to launch map files with the debugger... I'm not sure on this point ;)
Maybe if I get really desperate! I have to assume I am doing something very wrong if this should just work.
Other than that, I think the Common Project Navigator (e.g. "Project Explorer" view) provides extensions that let you add content, likevirtual folders, to a project as well. You may look into that option as well, but that's an Eclipse platform feature and not a CDT one.
Thanks for the tips, I’ll post back when I have dug a bit deeper.
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