clangd is a language server, and provides C++ IDE features to editors. This is not its documentation.

Communication channels

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Building and testing clangd

For a minimal setup on building clangd:

  • Clone the LLVM repo to $LLVM_ROOT.

  • Create a build directory, for example at $LLVM_ROOT/build.

  • Inside the build directory run: cmake $LLVM_ROOT/llvm/ -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release -DLLVM_ENABLE_PROJECTS="clang;clang-tools-extra".

    • We suggest building in Release mode as building DEBUG binaries requires considerably more resources. You can check Building LLVM with CMake documentation for more details about cmake flags.
    • In addition to that using Ninja as a generator rather than default make is preferred. To do that consider passing -G Ninja to cmake invocation.
    • Finally, you can turn on assertions via -DLLVM_ENABLE_ASSERTS=On.
  • Afterwards you can build clangd with cmake --build $LLVM_ROOT/build --target clangd, similarly run tests by changing target to check-clangd.