Creating a compilation database¶
scons does not natively support the creation of a compilation database, instead the
bear tool can be used (bear repository)
which is available on a number of Linux distributions (bear packages) as well as
from conda-forge. A compilation database is a JSON file containing data on compiling each source code file in a project.
Install Bear from conda-forge¶
bear into an LSST Science Pipelines conda stack
conda install -c conda-forge bear
Use Bear and Scons to create a compilation database¶
bear -- scons
This will create
compile_commands.json containing a list of all compilation commands that can be used in editors like VSCode to analyze and navigate the code.