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Extending opC++ With Custom Dialects

Dialects in opC++ allow you to specify language extensions and how their syntax is generated into code.

Dialects are written in a simple C-style language - simply called the opC++ Dialect language.

opC++ uses dialects to allow you to easily create and share your own language extensions. By using opC++ Dialects, you can add language extensions, share them, and swap out extensions - all without libraries or complicated integration.

Add dialects to add features, it's that simple.

Learn more about opC++ Dialects here.

Extended C++ Syntax

opC++ always enables extended C++ syntax:

  • public, private, protected modifiers
  • uninline modifier - specify to output functions to generated source code.

Dialects in opC++ make it possible to extend the C++ language in many ways:

  • category : class, struct, category
  • modifier : const, volatile, modifier
  • valued modifier : modifier(value)
  • enumerations : enum, enumeration
  • initialization : type x = ...;

In fact, Standard opC++ (Serialization, Reflection) is entirely written as an opC++ Dialect. The compiler first reads your dialects so that it knows how to parse your extended code. It then parses your opC++ code files and generates standard C++ code based on the code generation rules in your dialect files.

Simple Dialect File

Here we declare a new category called uclass, and generate a 'Super' typedef if a uclass declaration has single inheritance.

We generate the typedef in the class body via a note.

We can also pass many types of arguments from the category to the note.

Visual Studio Addin

opC++ comes with an addin to improve coding in Visual Studio.

Some of its features include:

  • Easy access to compiler options.
  • Automatically integrates compiling for opC++ code.
  • Navigation between generated, dialect, and original code.
  • Visualization of code and dialect output.
  • Context menus for aiding dialect development.

You can learn more about the opC++ Visual Studio addin here.

opC++ Toolbar

Easily clean and compile opC++ code and access project settings.

Navigate between generated code, code and dialect files, and visualize your code all from the opC++ toolbar.

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