[Qt-creator] Todo plugin issues

Dmitry Savchenko dmitry.a.sav at gmail.com
Wed Feb 20 15:14:06 CET 2013

Hello, Sergey.

Regarding first two issues. Doxygen tags and parenthesized syntax
should be supported now, actually; see
https://codereview.qt-project.org/24625 and
https://codereview.qt-project.org/32898 changes respectively. Keywords
for doxygen tags should be created separately, however, as no special
treating of '@' or '\' symbols is done.

The plugin as well does use C++ and QML/JS code models to obtain
comments and then only searches for todo items in those comments, no
scanning of the whole project source files is done. Or did I
misunderstood something about this issue?

One of the reason why the plugin should be marked as experimental is
absence of a maintainer. I can not propose myself for this role at
least because I don't use Qt Creator on daily basis now.

Regarding the list of issues I think it is a good idea to file bugs
for them and I will try to find time for fixing some of those :-)

> Todo plugin was merged in 2.5, but still marked experimental. I think it's time to collect list of "release-blocking" issues in this plugin. After list will be finished, i'll start to fix it (maybe Dmitry Savchenko will join). I hope in one day all problems will be fixed and "experimental" mark will be removed.
> User-visible issues:
> doxygen tags @todo and @note are not supported
> parenthesized syntax not supported — TODO(sergey.shambir.auto at gmail.com): as example
> visual bug in KDE dark color schemes: background color hardcoded and text color isn't on todo output pane
> Internal issues:
> TODO plugin still scans whole project, but C++ code model keeps list of comments for each translation unit and can find todos on indexing
> It also parses only C++ and QML/js. Generic text editor provides enought information to recognize comments, but this ability still unused.
> Let's discuss and extend this list :) I also need to know Digia engineers opinion about priorities of listed issues.
> P.S. How about save final list at bugtracker or wiki?

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