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[CTU] Make loadExternalAST return with non nullptr on success

Authored by martong on Dec 4 2018, 9:40 AM.

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martong created this revision.Dec 4 2018, 9:40 AM

From what I can see, this patch LGTM, but I lack the experience in the CTU department just yet to give any meaningful feedback.


Would it be worth to add a comment that this function never returns with nullptr on success?

balazske added inline comments.Dec 5 2018, 2:23 AM

Return value description still not accurate: It returns the Expected object, not the pointer itself.


Even on failure not. Failure should be Error, success is a non-null pointer.


Add explanation text to the assert?

martong updated this revision to Diff 176779.Dec 5 2018, 2:45 AM
  • Return an error from loadExternalAST in case of nullptr
This revision is now accepted and ready to land.Dec 5 2018, 2:49 AM

@Szelethus @balazske Thanks for your review! The meantime I have discussed with @xazax.hun that actually the called ASTUnit::LoadFromASTFile function inside loadExternalAST may return with a nullptr. So, the best is to handle that inside loadExternalAST.

martong retitled this revision from [CTU] Remove redundant error check to [CTU] Make loadExternalAST return with non nullptr on success.Dec 5 2018, 2:53 AM
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martong marked an inline comment as done.Dec 5 2018, 8:42 AM
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Yes, you are right.
We should indicate that in the documentation of this function that it can not return with a nullptr on success. I think we should do that in here because there we do check that the ToDecl is not a nullptr.

a_sidorin requested changes to this revision.Dec 5 2018, 1:24 PM

Hi Gabor,
There is a code in getExternalAST:

std::unique_ptr<ASTUnit> LoadedUnit(ASTUnit::LoadFromASTFile(
    ASTFileName, CI.getPCHContainerOperations()->getRawReader(),
    ASTUnit::LoadEverything, Diags, CI.getFileSystemOpts()));
Unit = LoadedUnit.get();
FileASTUnitMap[ASTFileName] = std::move(LoadedUnit);

And ASTUnit::LoadFromASTFile()can return nullptr. Actually, there is a problem in loadExternalAST() - it ignores this fact.

This revision now requires changes to proceed.Dec 5 2018, 1:24 PM

Hi Aleksey,

The first version was indeed not correct. But, I think we handle that case with the latest update ( In loadExternalAST() we have this right before the return:

if (!Unit)
    return llvm::make_error<IndexError>(
return Unit;

So we will never return with a nullptr value in the Expected.

Ping @a_sidorin Could you please take another look and consider my previous comment?

a_sidorin accepted this revision.Dec 23 2018, 1:23 AM

Hi Gabor,
Yes, this looks good. Thanks!

This revision is now accepted and ready to land.Dec 23 2018, 1:23 AM
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