cdt-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:cdt-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Matthew Fortune
Sent: 21 June 2010 21:56
To: CDT General developers list.
Subject: 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
> Am I correct to think that additional outputs should
appear as resources when the build completes or do I need to implement
[[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
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