#29 Query type to go to an object's declaration

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nobody
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2011-04-08
2008-06-15
No

I would find it helpful to have an extra query similar to 'g' ("Find this function definition") that went to an object's _declaration_, if it exists (rather than definition).

One project I work on has a documentation style where full function documentation is kept alongside the function's declaration (generally in a header file), and only perfunctory if any documentation near the function's definition. With cscope as it stands, this documentation is hard to get to -- I have to do a 's' ("Find this C symbol") query and pick out the declaration from the potentially many other references.

I have no idea how feasible this is with cscope in its current shape, but it doesn't sound as doomed as some of the other feature requests here ;)

Discussion

  • Jacob Nevins

    Jacob Nevins - 2008-06-15
    • summary: Qiery type to go to an object's declaration --> Query type to go to an object's declaration
     
  • Hans-Bernhard Broeker

    • status: open --> open-invalid
     
  • Hans-Bernhard Broeker

    Neither 'g' nor "find this function definition" actually exists in (this branch of) cscope, so I'm unsure what you're getting at.

     
  • Jacob Nevins

    Jacob Nevins - 2011-04-08

    Sorry, I meant "Find this global definition". (The single-letter command 'g' comes from my Vim keybindings for cscope, so wasn't a useful referent either, sorry.)

     

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