[RFC 00/29] RFC: Generate object-model code based on relax-ng files

Shi Lei shi_lei at massclouds.com
Wed Apr 22 09:27:48 UTC 2020

>On Wed, Apr 22, 2020 at 01:51:10PM +0800, Shi Lei wrote:
>> As you suggested, parsing C-structs plus some magic comments may be a good starting point.
>> But parsing C is much more difficult than parsing xml or json. I think this job should base on
>> some present tools or other basis. We can first refer to Clang or other light compiler front-end.
>> Maybe we can utilize some output of the middle stage of these compilers.
>FWIW, we already have a tool in libvirt that parsers C header files. The
>scripts/apibuild.py file extracts info about our enums, structs, APIs and
>uses it to build the public API documentation. 

Okay. I'll examine it.

>I wonder if we can refactor that tool to extract the code for parsing into
>a module, so that we can more reasily re-use it for both the API docs and
>for a new XML generator 

It makes sense if this tool is suitable.

Shi Lei

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