Some questions regarding LSP integration

Christoph Cullmann ( christoph at
Thu Feb 10 21:59:32 GMT 2022


> On Donnerstag, 10. Februar 2022 06:55:19 CET Waqar Ahmed wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Yes, that is more or less what clangd does.
>> > (so this will often fail)
>> Yes, if there is no compile_commands.json found. And there can be
>> multiple build dirs with multiple different compile_commands.json
>> lying around (Think about people working on porting kde software to
>> Qt6, they may have 2 build dirs one for Qt5 and one for Qt6, both
>> having different compile_commands).
> yes, sure, or simply having a DEBUG and a RELEASE build, or any other
> differing build options in different build trees, e.g. using a 
> system-provided
> library vs. the library coming from some 3rdparty/ directory.
> Modifying the contents of ${CMAKE_SOURCE_DIR} in some way feels wrong, 
> it
> should be considered read-only for build tools (so different build 
> trees don't
> interfer with each other).
> But if that's the only way how clangd works, then that's how it is.

It is at least the most easy way to get that tooling working properly.
Even more if you want to e.g. use the clang-format stuff just in some
random shell.

>> So, automating this will not work
>> for all scenarios. We currently have a solution in works which is:
>> Implementing basic CMake support. One of the features is to
>> automatically copy the compile_commands.json file to the root dir of
>> the project from the "active" build directory / cmake preset. This
>> will solve the problem for all cmake based projects.
>> >  According to the clangd documentation it's currently not possible to
>> tell clangd where the compile_commands.json file is. Correct ?
>> It is, but you don't want to do that usually, its very cumbersome as
>> you need to specify it as a command line arg.
> I saw that, and I agree.
> One more question: in the Project settings, there is a "Project index". 
> Is
> this an index coming from LSP, or what kind of index is it ?

No, the project index is ATM ctags based.

> Alex

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