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gnatinspect - Query cross-references on source code


gnatinspect -Pproject [switches]


The reference source of information about gnatinspect, the GNATColl manual, should be
available in various formats under the /usr/share/doc/libgnatcoll-doc directory. Else,
please install the libgnatcoll-doc package.

When manipulating source code, programmers needs to know where the various symbols are
defined, where they are used, and so on. Computing this information is tricky, especially
for languages that support overloading of subprograms. By definition, a compiler
understands the program and where each part comes from. Some compilers like GNAT and gcc
can then generate extra output files (.ali and .gli respectively) which contain this

The GNATCOLL.Xref Ada library can aggregate all those files into a single sqlite database,
answering queries such as: Give me the declaration for this entity, List all places where
this entity is used, Show all subprograms that could be called in practice at this
dispatching call, What files does this file depend on, Show me the call graph for this
application... Instead of a direct access to the sqlite database, gnatinspect displays an
interactive prompt that lets you perform various queries.

gnatinspect --help will display the list of commands and their syntax.

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