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  1. Qt
  2. QTBUG-71835

lupdate: Use clang to parse C++ code

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      lupdate uses a custom C++ parser to look up and extract translations from source code. This has seen only smaller updates since Qt 4, and has some issues with some modern C++ constructs.

      We should consider switching to clang instead, like we already did for qdoc.

      Advantages

      • Support for modern C++
      • Support for Objective-C, Objective-C++

      Disadvantages

      • Translations in code that is conditionally compiled might get ignored, and would need adaptations

      Risks

      • Speed - clang is significantly slower than the current parser
      • Clang is less robust , and might fail to parse code that the old parser does accept

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              • Assignee:
                lugerard Lucie Gerard
                Reporter:
                kkohne Kai Köhne
                PM Owner:
                Tino Pyssysalo
                RnD Owner:
                Kai Köhne
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