Building a CDT-based editor, Part 3, Basic CDT parsing

Understanding the CDT parser and its abstract syntax trees

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Matthew Scarpino

Date archived: January 4, 2017 | First published: October 10, 2006

This article, third in a five-part "Building a CDT-based editor" series, introduces the parsing process used by the Eclipse C/C++ Development Tooling (CDT). Parsing is one of the CDT's most crucial functions, but because of its complexity, parsing is also one of its least-understood aspects. Many have asked if they can simply extract it for their own project, but here, we'll go further, explaining how the classes function and how this functionality fits in with the CDT as a whole.

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