1.1 What is objective.cparser?
objective.cparser is a basic parser for the Objective-C language, written in pure Python. It is based on pycparser.
The primary goal for objective.cparser is to provide a parsing tool for Apple's system headers that can be used by PyObjC's metadata extraction tools.
A longer term goal is to provide a library that can be integrated in other applications that need to parse (Objective-)C source code.
1.2 Which version of Objective-C does objective.cparser support?
The library supports the full Objective-C language as provided by the CLang compiler that's integrated with XCode on MacOSX 10.7.
- The parser does not yet implement parsing for Implementation blocks, and therefore can also not parse method definitions.
- The parser does not yet implement parsing for block definitions, but only supports type declations for blocks (as used in parameter definitions and typedef statements)
- The parser does not yet understand the __attribute__ extension.