Clang Compiler Frontend

Clang Compiler Frontend

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 326 pages
  • Publisher: WOW! eBook (March 29, 2024)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1837630984
  • ISBN-13: 978-1837630981

eBook Description:

Clang Compiler Frontend: Get to grips with the internals of a C/C++ compiler frontend and create your own tools. Boost your productivity with a variety of compiler tools that integrate seamlessly into your IDE.

Discover the power of Clang, a versatile compiler known for its compilation speed and insightful error and warning messages. This book will get you acquainted with the capabilities of Clang, helping you harness its features for performance improvements and modularity by creating custom compiler tools.

While focused on Clang Compiler Frontend, this book also covers other parts of LLVM, essential to understanding Clang’s functionality, to keep up with the constantly evolving LLVM project.

Starting with LLVM fundamentals, from installation procedures to development tools, this book walks you through Clang’s internal architecture and its integral role within LLVM. As you progress, you’ll also tackle optimizing compilation performance through features such as C++ modules and header maps.

The later chapters cover tools developed using the Clang/LLVM, including clang-tidy for linting, refactoring tools, and IDE support, and feature many examples to illustrate the material.

  • Get to grips with compiler architecture
  • Gain an understanding of the inner workings of Clang
  • Familiarize yourself with features specific to Clang
  • Investigate various techniques for static code analysis
  • Acquire knowledge on how to use AST matchers
  • Create custom code modification and refactoring tools
  • Explore tools for integrating compiler tools with IDEs

By the end of this Clang Compiler Frontend book, you’ll have a solid understanding of Clang, different Clang Tools, and how to use them to their fullest potential.

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