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Find C/C++ Function definitions/prototype


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May 8, 2009, 12:21 AM

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Find C/C++ Function definitions/prototype Can't Post


I need some help in how to find a C and C++ function declarations using Perl regular expression. This regular expression should be able to detect that a function definition has been encountered.

To be more specific I will take an example:

If we have a C or C++ function:

void XyzFunc(void)

in C++

void Xyz::XyzFunc(void)

then the regular expression should be able to detect above function definition.

I wrote a regular expression but the problem i am facing is that 'if' 'while' etc are getting recognized as funcitons. Also some of complex C/C++ statements are also getting recognized as functions.

Let me know if any more information required.



May 8, 2009, 1:27 PM

Post #2 of 2 (5607 views)
Re: [SomeshSaraf] Find C/C++ Function definitions/prototype [In reply to] Can't Post

Hi Somesh,

Try googling "perl c++ parser". I did and it looks like the easiest way might be to run your c++ header files through ctags or gcc-xml then deal with that output in your perl program. C++ parsing is non-trivial: don't try it at home. Wink

Good luck,



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