Closed Bug 1445668 Opened 4 years ago Closed 4 years ago
Consider providing a flag to disable cl
.py hiding output of -show Includes on cl .exe
Currently when cl.py runs it will pass -showIncludes to cl.exe. The output is then parsed & used in order to generate the correct dependency information. https://searchfox.org/mozilla-central/rev/8fa0b32c84f924c6809c690117dbd59591f79607/python/mozbuild/mozbuild/action/cl.py#74-89 cl.py then gobbles up the `Note: including file:` lines, to not clog up the output. Sometimes the output of -showIncludes is useful for debugging, unfortunately there is no easy way to disable this behaviour of consuming all of the command line outputs. It would be nice if cl.py checked if -showIncludes was explicitly passed to cl.exe, and didn't hide those lines if it is, meaning this flag can be used for debugging.
For reference, sccache also implements -showIncludes parsing (we don't use cl.py in automation where we use sccache), and it has explicit handling for this case--if you pass `-showIncludes` it will pass that output along: https://github.com/mozilla/sccache/blob/1efee847f22d740b784b1bff4e831a1887cb2ab9/src/compiler/msvc.rs#L253 https://github.com/mozilla/sccache/blob/1efee847f22d740b784b1bff4e831a1887cb2ab9/src/compiler/msvc.rs#L427
Pushed by firstname.lastname@example.org: https://hg.mozilla.org/integration/mozilla-inbound/rev/bb10a801252a Don't hide includes when -showIncludes is explicitly passed to cl.exe, r=gps
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