Subject: Re: cscope
To: Chuck Cranor <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 11/01/2006 10:42:41
On Nov 1, 2006, at 10:11 AM, Chuck Cranor wrote:

> hi-
>    I propose that we import cscope into our source tree.
> It is open source and has a BSD license (see 
>  ).
> 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  
> project
> and look into providing better indexing of our source tree.  Our  
> current
> 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  
> cscope
> and I've found that quite useful.   It takes about 1 minute to index  
> 3.0
> 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
> for an example.

This would also be really cool.

-- thorpej