- 1 Release
- 2 General
- 3 Editor
- 3.1 Open Declaration
- 3.2 Content Assist
- 3.3 Search
- 3.4 Placement of const
- 3.5 Folding of Comments Improvements
- 4 Makefile Editor
- 5 Code Analysis
- 6 Parser
- 7 Formatter
- 8 Build
- 9 Debug
- 10 Arduino C++
- 11 API modifications
- 12 Bugs Fixed in this Release
This is the New & Noteworthy page for CDT 9.3 which is part of the Eclipse Oxygen release of June 2017
C++11 "auto" variables
For variables whose type is declared with the C++11
auto keyword, Open Declaration on the
auto opens the declaration of the deduced type (bug 511522).
Following includes in inactive code paths
Open Declaration can now follow
#includes in inactive code paths (bug 379623).
Open Declaration now supports navigation from the definition of a class template to its forward declaration.
This can be useful in cases where some of the class template's template parameter have default arguments, as the default arguments may only be declared at the forward declaration.
Open Declaration in assembly files
The Open Declaration action is now supported in assembly files.
Completion of member functions when taking the address
After a classname qualifier such as
MyClass::, CDT generally only offers static methods as completion proposals, since nonstatic methods need to be called on an object.
However, sometimes the address of a nonstatic method is taken, usually to be passed as a callback. CDT now recognizes the
&MyClass:: form used to do this, and offers nonstatic methods as completion proposals (bug 395562).
Improved content assist in inactive code
Content assist in inactive code (code disabled by an
#ifdef) was improved in bug 72809. It's still not on par with content assist in active code, but completions for entities declared in active code preceding the point of invocation are now proposed.
Included files with no file extension
CDT now offers completion proposals for files with files extensions other than the usual C/C++ header file extensions (such as
.hpp) when content assist is invoked in an
#include directive. This is useful for libraries that use header names with no extensions, such as Qt or KDE, as well as scenarios where non-header files (such as resource files) are included.
To avoid polluting content assist proposals with irrelevant files, in cases where a directory contains both files with the usual C/C++ header extensions, and other files, proposals for files in the first category are shown first.
Enhanced parameter hints
CDT's parameter hints have been enhanced (bug 461680). They now show the full signature of the function being called, including its return type, containing class (if it's a method), and whether it's virtual.
Constructor completion with uniform initialization syntax
CDT's content assist now recognizes constructor calls that use the C++11 uniform initialization syntax and offers completion proposals for the constructor(s).
Enclosing definition of macro reference
In the Search view, the enclosing definition (function and class if applicable) is now shown for macro references the way it is for references to other entities (bug 508216).
const keyword can now be placed left or right to the type in a declaration specifier (bug 491957). A new preference sets the location (Preferences -> C/C++ -> Code Style):
When CDT generates new source code (for exmaple in a refactoring) the const keyword will be written accordingly:
To adapt all
const occurrences in the current file there is an action Align Const in the Source menu (Mnemonic
Folding of Comments Improvements
Some improvements have been made to folding comments. Documentation comments can now fold together when using /// style comments. In addition new preferences on initial folding state of comments have been provided.
See (bug 515101).
GCC Build Quick-fixes
Quick fixes have been added for a variety of build errors generated by the gcc compiler. Such fixes include:
- missing semi-colon
- specification of wrong member (gcc 6 and above).
- use of . operator instead of ->
- use of -> operator instead of .
Support for -fdiagnostics-parseable-fixits
Clang and gcc 7 have support for generating fix-it suggestions for various compiler errors. When the -fdiagnostics-parseable-fixits option is specified for the build, CDT is able to parse these fix-it messages and generate quick-fixes for them.
More accurate binding resolution
This release fixes a long-standing issue where the indexer would resolve names in a source file that referenced entities that did not have a declaration in any file included by that source file, only in other files in the project.
As a result of this change, the set of semantic errors produced by the indexer should more closely resemble what an actual compiler produces.
Prebuild task and parallel make
Pre-build tasks and parallel make is now working together. Pre-build tasks can be used to generate header and source files as the pre-build task is now guaranteed to complete before any source code is built.
Also, the build targets under Project Settings -> C/C++ Build -> Behavior -> Workbench Build Behavior is respected and works the same for projects both with and without pre-build tasks.
This solves (bug 340300).
Build console speed up
Doing builds in CDT are now significantly faster when there is a lot of output, warnings, and/or errors.
The benefits of this improvement are:
- The build time in CDT compared to master is *much* faster, with speedups most significant on builds where large number of warnings or errors are generated. (For example a file with 10,000 warnings is now 25x faster build time.)
- The build time in CDT is comparable to running in a terminal for most projects.
- The cancel button cancels the build fairly instantaneously
- The implementation is designed to limit the amount of UI thread used to ensure the UI stays responsive.
- The "took" time reported at the end of the build is accurate
This solves (bug 314428).
.SECONDARY removed from generated Makefiles
In this release of CDT .SECONDARY: with no dependencies has been removed from the generated Makefiles. .SECONDARY with no dependencies can allow a build to succeed even if some dependencies are required. In the unlikely event that a project was depending on such behaviour the behaviour can be restored by creating a makefile.targets in the root of the project with .SECONDARY: as the file's contents. See the bug for more details.
This solves (bug 516813).
Support to extend the toolbar of the Debugger Console pages
Just like the standard Console view, the Debugger Console view now allows the use of the Console Page Participants extension point. By using this extension, extenders can add buttons to the toolbar of the different pages of the Debugger Console view. An example of such additions can be found in org.eclipse.cdt.examples.dsf.gdb/GdbExtendedConsolePageParticipant.java and has been copied below.
<extension point="org.eclipse.ui.console.consolePageParticipants"> <consolePageParticipant class="org.eclipse.cdt.examples.dsf.gdb.ui.console.GdbExtendedConsolePageParticipant" id="org.eclipse.cdt.examples.dsf.gdb.debuggerConsolePageParticipant"> <enablement> <and> <instanceof value="org.eclipse.cdt.debug.ui.debuggerconsole.IDebuggerConsole"/> <!-- The below check only works with the Debugger Console view and not the standard console view. But that is ok since this contribution is for the Debugger Console views only. --> <with variable="org.eclipse.core.runtime.Platform"> <test property="org.eclipse.core.runtime.bundleState" args="org.eclipse.cdt.examples.dsf.gdb" value="ACTIVE"> </test> </with> </and> </enablement> </consolePageParticipant> </extension>
Furthermore, a new method was added to provide access to the full console widget. This allows to modify or extend the behaviour of the full GDB console. The method in question is GdbFullCliConsolePage#getTerminalViewControl() which returns an ITerminalViewControl. ConsolePageParticipants are provided with the console page in their init() method; they can then cast it to GdbFullCliConsolePage to access the ITerminalViewControl.
This support was a contribution from Stephen Flynn from Dell-EMC.
Source not found editor modifications
User have now 3 choices to display the source not found editor :
- Source you were jumping into is not found: - Function name known but can't find its source: - Unknown function name
Added support for Arduino serial connections to use the TM Terminal's new CDT Serial Port terminal connector.
- The method MIVariableManager.MIVariableObject#isComplex() has changed to always return false because we can't reliably determine whether a variable is complex or not (see bug 399494). Extenders should make sure that code calling this method will not misbehave.
Bugs Fixed in this Release
See Bugzilla report Bugs Fixed in CDT 9.3