Can I separately run VCC Compiler to peek into its output?
phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Wed Jan 31 19:55:27 UTC 2018
In message <CAOssFL4yxCA2=iL_G=xjEZzPPAiNhgs37HA+Yihy69w=r8hMWg at mail.gmail.com>, Arvind Narayanan writes:
>I am trying to understand your source code, more specifically in
>understanding what kind of files are generated by the VCC compiler.
Use the -C argument, and varnishd emits the C source for you to look at.
It's not so much a compiler as a translator.
Struture wise it's very simple:
First it converts the source file into a list of tokens.
There's a "half-pass" where any "include filename" constructs
in the token-list gets expanded.
And then it walks the list from end to other, and spitting out
"dot-h" and a "dot-c" streams, which are then concatenated and sent
to the C-compiler.
Comments, observations, suggestoins and wisdom is most welcome :-)
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