Subject: Re: cscope
To: Chuck Cranor <email@example.com>
From: Jason Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 11/01/2006 10:42:41
On Nov 1, 2006, at 10:11 AM, Chuck Cranor wrote:
> I propose that we import cscope into our source tree.
> It is open source and has a BSD license (see http://cscope.sourceforge.net/
> It is also an improvement over /usr/bin/ctags.
OS X has cscope built-in, and I find it useful. I still like id-utils
better for some things, but I have gotten quite used to cscope.
> I also think we should take advantage of being an open source
> and look into providing better indexing of our source tree. Our
> efforts on this front are broken (/var/db/libc.tags is not useful, see
> PR 34913). I would like to see us use better tools (e.g. cscope) and
> provide more coverage (e.g. not just libc).
I think this is a good idea.
> Locally, I've been indexing the entire NetBSD "src" module with
> and I've found that quite useful. It takes about 1 minute to index
> on my 1.7GHz i386 desktop (the resulting index is ~400MB).
Yah, cscope is pretty fast.
> It would also be nice to provide a web-based view into the source
> tree, kind of like what open solaris does (but maybe without java and
> all the baggage it brings). see http://cvs.opensolaris.org/source/
> for an example.
This would also be really cool.