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- Subject: Re: [ANN] luaclang - a Lua binding to the Clang API to parse C/C++ files
- From: "Robert G. Jakabosky" <bobby@...>
- Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2012 02:07:06 -0700
On Saturday 14, Graham Wakefield wrote:
> Great stuff.
> I'd definitely like to see a full binding to Clang/LLVM C-APIs in Lua; I
> think pooling what we have goes a long way already. I'd also like there to
> be both pure Lua and LuaJIT FFI binding alternatives, hopefully this can
> be done with near-identical syntax. It's also quite feasible that the
> Clang parser can generate the bindings to Clang, in a kind of
> bootstrapping way... did you try running luaclang-parser over the
> LLVM/Clang headers themselves?
At the end of last month I had thrown together an FFI binding  for Clang's
CIndex interface with the plan of using it to bootstrap a full binding to it.
I now wished I had push it out sooner for others to use.
I would like to use Clang's CIndex interface as a front-end to my
LuaNativeObject  bindings generator, to try to simplify the bindings
The project also include the start of a C++ to C bindings generator . And
a generic C++ parser  uses the CIndex interface to parse the
class/method/member definitions from C++ code, which is used by the generator
to create wrapper C functions for each of the public C++ methods. Right now
it can generate valid code that compiles, but I haven't used it for anything
yet. It should be easy to update the generator to also generate FFI bindings
to the wrapped C++ interface.
Robert G. Jakabosky