ocaml-base-compiler

Official release 4.12.1
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Module Location

Source code locations (ranges of positions), used in parsetree

Warning: this module is unstable and part of compiler-libs.

type t = Warnings.loc = {
loc_start : Lexing.position;
loc_end : Lexing.position;
loc_ghost : bool;
}

Note on the use of Lexing.position in this module. If pos_fname = "", then use !input_name instead. If pos_lnum = -1, then pos_bol = 0. Use pos_cnum and re-parse the file to get the line and character numbers. Else all fields are correct.

val none : t

An arbitrary value of type t; describes an empty ghost range.

val is_none : t -> bool

True for Location.none, false any other location

val in_file : string -> t

Return an empty ghost range located in a given file.

val init : Lexing.lexbuf -> string -> unit

Set the file name and line number of the lexbuf to be the start of the named file.

val curr : Lexing.lexbuf -> t

Get the location of the current token from the lexbuf.

val symbol_rloc : unit -> t
val symbol_gloc : unit -> t
val rhs_loc : int -> t

rhs_loc n returns the location of the symbol at position n, starting at 1, in the current parser rule.

val rhs_interval : int -> int -> t
val get_pos_info : Lexing.position -> string * int * int

file, line, char

type 'a loc = {
txt : 'a;
loc : t;
}
val mknoloc : 'a -> 'a loc
val mkloc : 'a -> t -> 'a loc

Input info

val input_name : string ref
val input_lexbuf : Lexing.lexbuf option ref
val input_phrase_buffer : Buffer.t option ref

Toplevel-specific functions

val echo_eof : unit -> unit
val reset : unit -> unit

Printing locations

val rewrite_absolute_path : string -> string

rewrite absolute path to honor the BUILD_PATH_PREFIX_MAP variable (https://reproducible-builds.org/specs/build-path-prefix-map/) if it is set.

val absolute_path : string -> string
val show_filename : string -> string

In -absname mode, return the absolute path for this filename. Otherwise, returns the filename unchanged.

val print_filename : Format.formatter -> string -> unit
val print_loc : Format.formatter -> t -> unit
val print_locs : Format.formatter -> t list -> unit

Toplevel-specific location highlighting

val highlight_terminfo : Lexing.lexbuf -> Format.formatter -> t list -> unit

Reporting errors and warnings

The type of reports and report printers

type msg = ( Format.formatter -> unit ) loc
val msg : ?loc:t -> ( 'a, Format.formatter, unit, msg ) format4 -> 'a
type report_kind =
| Report_error
| Report_warning of string
| Report_warning_as_error of string
| Report_alert of string
| Report_alert_as_error of string
type report = {
kind : report_kind;
main : msg;
sub : msg list;
}
type report_printer = {
pp : report_printer -> Format.formatter -> report -> unit;
pp_report_kind : report_printer -> report -> Format.formatter -> report_kind -> unit;
pp_main_loc : report_printer -> report -> Format.formatter -> t -> unit;
pp_main_txt : report_printer -> report -> Format.formatter -> ( Format.formatter -> unit ) -> unit;
pp_submsgs : report_printer -> report -> Format.formatter -> msg list -> unit;
pp_submsg : report_printer -> report -> Format.formatter -> msg -> unit;
pp_submsg_loc : report_printer -> report -> Format.formatter -> t -> unit;
pp_submsg_txt : report_printer -> report -> Format.formatter -> ( Format.formatter -> unit ) -> unit;
}

A printer for reports, defined using open-recursion. The goal is to make it easy to define new printers by re-using code from existing ones.

Report printers used in the compiler

val batch_mode_printer : report_printer
val terminfo_toplevel_printer : Lexing.lexbuf -> report_printer
val best_toplevel_printer : unit -> report_printer

Detects the terminal capabilities and selects an adequate printer

Printing a report

val print_report : Format.formatter -> report -> unit

Display an error or warning report.

val report_printer : ( unit -> report_printer ) ref

Hook for redefining the printer of reports.

The hook is a unit -> report_printer and not simply a report_printer: this is useful so that it can detect the type of the output (a file, a terminal, ...) and select a printer accordingly.

val default_report_printer : unit -> report_printer

Original report printer for use in hooks.

Reporting warnings

Converting a Warnings.t into a report

val report_warning : t -> Warnings.t -> report option

report_warning loc w produces a report for the given warning w, or None if the warning is not to be printed.

val warning_reporter : ( t -> Warnings.t -> report option ) ref

Hook for intercepting warnings.

val default_warning_reporter : t -> Warnings.t -> report option

Original warning reporter for use in hooks.

Printing warnings

val formatter_for_warnings : Format.formatter ref
val print_warning : t -> Format.formatter -> Warnings.t -> unit

Prints a warning. This is simply the composition of report_warning and print_report.

val prerr_warning : t -> Warnings.t -> unit

Same as print_warning, but uses !formatter_for_warnings as output formatter.

Reporting alerts

Converting an Alert.t into a report

val report_alert : t -> Warnings.alert -> report option

report_alert loc w produces a report for the given alert w, or None if the alert is not to be printed.

val alert_reporter : ( t -> Warnings.alert -> report option ) ref

Hook for intercepting alerts.

val default_alert_reporter : t -> Warnings.alert -> report option

Original alert reporter for use in hooks.

Printing alerts

val print_alert : t -> Format.formatter -> Warnings.alert -> unit

Prints an alert. This is simply the composition of report_alert and print_report.

val prerr_alert : t -> Warnings.alert -> unit

Same as print_alert, but uses !formatter_for_warnings as output formatter.

val deprecated : ?def:t -> ?use:t -> t -> string -> unit

Prints a deprecation alert.

val alert : ?def:t -> ?use:t -> kind:string -> t -> string -> unit

Prints an arbitrary alert.

Reporting errors

type error = report

An error is a report which report_kind must be Report_error.

val error : ?loc:t -> ?sub:msg list -> string -> error
val errorf : ?loc:t -> ?sub:msg list -> ( 'a, Format.formatter, unit, error ) format4 -> 'a
val error_of_printer : ?loc:t -> ?sub:msg list -> ( Format.formatter -> 'a -> unit ) -> 'a -> error
val error_of_printer_file : ( Format.formatter -> 'a -> unit ) -> 'a -> error

Automatically reporting errors for raised exceptions

val register_error_of_exn : ( exn -> error option ) -> unit

Each compiler module which defines a custom type of exception which can surface as a user-visible error should register a "printer" for this exception using register_error_of_exn. The result of the printer is an error value containing a location, a message, and optionally sub-messages (each of them being located as well).

val error_of_exn : exn -> [ `Ok of error | `Already_displayed ] option
exception Error of error

Raising Error e signals an error e; the exception will be caught and the error will be printed.

exception Already_displayed_error

Raising Already_displayed_error signals an error which has already been printed. The exception will be caught, but nothing will be printed

val raise_errorf : ?loc:t -> ?sub:msg list -> ( 'a, Format.formatter, unit, 'b ) format4 -> 'a
val report_exception : Format.formatter -> exn -> unit

Reraise the exception if it is unknown.