Bear is a tool that generates a compilation database for clang tooling. (by rizsotto)

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  • emacs lsp-mode with MPLAB X project
    1 project | /r/emacs | 30 Nov 2023
    Have you tried Bear? I used it for several projects and overall it works very well.
  • Eglot + clangd not working for NetHack code base
    3 projects | /r/emacs | 17 Jun 2023
    An update: I am now able to make everything work by generating `compile_commands.json` using compiledb. I'm aware that there is another tool Bear but for some reason it generates an empty `compile_commands.json` file for me.
  • I have an existing legacy build system. How do I leverage this with CLion to index my project?
    1 project | /r/cpp_questions | 1 Jun 2023
  • New User C Setup Help?
    4 projects | /r/neovim | 24 May 2023
    Regarding the libraries, you might need to add it to clangd’s configuration. A convenient way is to have a compile_commands.json in your project (this is generated by some build tools like CMake, but if you don’t use them, have a look at bear).
  • vscode alternative for C++ on M1 mac?
    4 projects | /r/cpp | 15 May 2023
    Note that you need to have a compile_commands.json file. That file can easily be generated by CMake, Meson, etc. For other build systems checkout Bear
  • I hope that cscope can make a comeback in the versions after 0.9
    2 projects | /r/neovim | 8 Apr 2023
    make a 'gcc' command/executable that do nothing and make it first in your PATH and then run bear with make: It is unfortunate that bear doesn't catch the output of the make command with '--dry-run' as it still prints the compile commands, it seems not that hard to support this and I think many ppl would benefit..
  • CLion 2023.1 released
    1 project | /r/cpp | 29 Mar 2023
    You could try to start with Bear: In worst cases, I had to use strace to catch every gcc/g++ invocation and restructure the compile_commands.json out of the strace logs.
  • Is CMake necessary to set up a C++ "IDE" in neovim?
    4 projects | /r/neovim | 17 Mar 2023
    But it sounds like maybe you’re assuming for the purposes of using something like clangd (highly recommended for coding in cpp projects in general, you want to be using this in vscode or whatever else anyway, codelion notwithstanding I suppose) with neovim on a c++ project that you have to use cmake to produce a compilation database to use with neovim plugins (e.g. clangd via nvim-lsp et. al.). In this case, be aware that the tool is a handy way to just tack it on to whatever command you’re using to run a c++ code build step, and it will give you a compile_commands.json, corresponding to the compiler commands it invoked, on a silver platter.
  • Makefile versus CMake build system
    3 projects | /r/embedded | 8 Mar 2023
    I guess your questionmarks are about installing "bear", he refers to this project:
  • how to use .clang-format with lunarvim ?
    1 project | /r/neovim | 8 Mar 2023
    You just simply go to the root of your project, use bear and just open your C files. That's all.
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