[swift-dev] undefining macros after including Tokens.def

Micah Hainline micah.hainline at gmail.com
Thu Dec 29 11:29:02 CST 2016

Okay, I'm getting it a little better. __FILE__ used to be in Swift,
now we're using #file. That macro was probably NOT supposed to be
expanding, but rather matching the actual symbol __FILE__

Still not sure how it changed to be expanding though.

On Thu, Dec 29, 2016 at 10:58 AM, Micah Hainline
<micah.hainline at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm looking to spruce some of this up, now that I've taken the time to
> understand what people are using it for. I've broken it down locally
> to have all the macro functions that expanded KEYWORD directly go
> through an intermediary for consistency, and added a SWIFT_KEYWORD
> that expands to KEYWORD. No more defining SIL_KEYWORD first just to
> eliminate SIL from KEYWORD.
> While doing so, I added another macro EXPR_KEYWORD for everything that
> was under the comment "Expression keywords". That caused errors when I
> put that new macro around __FILE__, and that made me wonder why in the
> heck __FILE__ is included in the keywords. What I got when I did that
> was a token pasting error in the many places we make things like
> tok::kw_##KW. Suddenly it's token pasting to create
> kw_"/User/micah/swift/blah/blah/something.cpp" and failing.
> I'm sure I'm just not very good with macros and a long-term whiz at it
> would laugh, but I'm confused about what we're trying to do here. Why
> would we put __FILE__ into the keywords list to begin with?
> On Wed, Dec 28, 2016 at 5:10 PM, Jacob Bandes-Storch <jtbandes at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I am not the authority here, but based on what I've seen this sounds good to
>> me. I was once discouraged from adding an #undef in client code because
>> Tokens.def does it already. Mentioning that behavior in the comments
>> certainly can't hurt.
>> On Wed, Dec 28, 2016 at 2:37 PM, Micah Hainline via swift-dev
>> <swift-dev at swift.org> wrote:
>>> I'm still wrapping my head around this, but we're doing some heavy
>>> macro programming in swift/Parse/Tokens.def. We define macros such as
>>> KEYWORD and then include the file, which allows different things to
>>> happen based on what macros we've defined beforehand.
>>> Because it's using macros, subsequent includes of Tokens.def will have
>>> those same old macros defined unless they are subsequently undefined.
>>> That is actually happening in the bottom of the Tokens.def now, but
>>> apparently that wasn't always the case and there is some leftover code
>>> floating around that tries to deal with it. Sometimes (see
>>> SyntaxModel.cpp lines 98-100) we then #undef the macro afterward, in
>>> effect manually cleaning up after ourselves. In Lexer.cpp line 546 we
>>> define KEYWORD just to redefine it to be empty on line 602 presumably
>>> to avoid the previous definition stepping on our toes in the next
>>> couple of lines. Of course, the include already cleaned that up.
>>> I think we should go through and try to be more consistent with this.
>>> Tokens.def should have a comment block explaining exactly which macros
>>> will be checked and just specifying they'll all be undefined
>>> afterward, and all include usages should get rid of empty defines and
>>> undefines. Does that make sense?
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