Review Request 128272: support -iframework and -F header search path options

René J.V. Bertin rjvbertin at
Wed Jun 22 22:56:10 UTC 2016

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Review request for KDE Software on Mac OS X and KDevelop.


Shouldn't we provide a fallback/default implementation for `IBuildSystemManager::frameworkDirectories()`, so that classes inheriting IBuildSystemManager aren't obliged to provide an implementation?

Repository: kdevelop


This is a draft implementation for parser support of the `-iframework dir` and `-F dir` compiler arguments. On OS X these are the framework equivalents of `-isystem` and `-I` respectively, telling the compiler and/or linker where to find framework bundles.

I started out making the new code available on OS X only but that introduces a lot of #ifdefs for probably little benefit. On the contrary, clang supports the arguments on Linux too, presumably because clang is a functional cross-compiler that can generate Darwin Mach-O object files on Linux too.

For the 1st approach I propose to parse the framework directories, adding the effective header directories of the individual frameworks as if they were added explicitly. The framework directories are also added to a new list in the result structure. I presume that this is a prerequisite for adding them to the (lib)clang arguments of the clang parser.


  languages/plugins/custom-definesandincludes/CMakeLists.txt 5a6c5b7 
  languages/plugins/custom-definesandincludes/compilerprovider/compilerprovider.h 7a5184f 
  languages/plugins/custom-definesandincludes/compilerprovider/compilerprovider.cpp 24e532a 
  languages/plugins/custom-definesandincludes/idefinesandincludesmanager.h 5da71f2 
  projectmanagers/cmake/cmakeimportjsonjob.cpp f064647 
  projectmanagers/cmake/cmakemanager.h 3096b7d 
  projectmanagers/cmake/cmakemanager.cpp 5c15e2f 
  projectmanagers/cmake/cmakeprojectdata.h 60e8773 
  projectmanagers/custom-buildsystem/custombuildsystemplugin.h 372b283 
  projectmanagers/custom-buildsystem/custombuildsystemplugin.cpp b04647e 
  projectmanagers/custommake/custommakemanager.h 33c2997 
  projectmanagers/custommake/custommakemanager.cpp e2ce943 
  projectmanagers/custommake/makefileresolver/makefileresolver.h 22f9dba 
  projectmanagers/custommake/makefileresolver/makefileresolver.cpp ab069bb 
  projectmanagers/custommake/makefileresolver/tests/test_custommake.h 3ad0f36 
  projectmanagers/custommake/makefileresolver/tests/test_custommake.cpp 368e83e 
  projectmanagers/qmake/qmakemanager.h e5e3266 
  projectmanagers/qmake/qmakemanager.cpp 123b474 



the unittest works as expected on OS X.

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the real companion patch for kdevplatform


René J.V. Bertin

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