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CLANG(1)			     Clang			      CLANG(1)

       clang - the Clang C, C++, and Objective-C compiler

       clang [options] filename	...

       clang  is  a C, C++, and	Objective-C compiler which encompasses prepro-
       cessing,	parsing, optimization, code generation,	assembly, and linking.
       Depending  on  which high-level mode setting is passed, Clang will stop
       before doing a full link.  While	Clang  is  highly  integrated,	it  is
       important to understand the stages of compilation, to understand	how to
       invoke it.  These stages	are:

       Driver The clang	executable is actually a small driver  which  controls
	      the  overall  execution  of  other  tools	 such as the compiler,
	      assembler	and linker.  Typically you do  not  need  to  interact
	      with  the	 driver, but you transparently use it to run the other

	      This stage handles tokenization of the input source file,	 macro
	      expansion, #include expansion and	handling of other preprocessor
	      directives.  The output of this stage is typically called	a ".i"
	      (for  C),	 ".ii"	(for  C++), ".mi" (for Objective-C), or	".mii"
	      (for Objective-C++) file.

       Parsing and Semantic Analysis
	      This stage  parses  the  input  file,  translating  preprocessor
	      tokens  into a parse tree.  Once in the form of a	parse tree, it
	      applies semantic analysis	to compute types  for  expressions  as
	      well  and	 determine whether the code is well formed. This stage
	      is responsible for generating most of the	compiler  warnings  as
	      well  as	parse errors. The output of this stage is an "Abstract
	      Syntax Tree" (AST).

       Code Generation and Optimization
	      This stage translates an AST into	 low-level  intermediate  code
	      (known as	"LLVM IR") and ultimately to machine code.  This phase
	      is responsible for optimizing the	generated  code	 and  handling
	      target-specific  code  generation.   The output of this stage is
	      typically	called a ".s" file or "assembly" file.

	      Clang also supports the use of an	integrated assembler, in which
	      the  code	 generator produces object files directly. This	avoids
	      the overhead of generating the ".s" file and of calling the tar-
	      get assembler.

	      This  stage runs the target assembler to translate the output of
	      the compiler into	a target object	file. The output of this stage
	      is typically called a ".o" file or "object" file.

       Linker This stage runs the target linker	to merge multiple object files
	      into an executable or dynamic library. The output	of this	 stage
	      is typically called an "a.out", ".dylib" or ".so"	file.

       Clang Static Analyzer

       The  Clang  Static  Analyzer is a tool that scans source	code to	try to
       find bugs through code analysis.	 This tool uses	many  parts  of	 Clang
       and    is    built    into    the   same	  driver.    Please   see   <-> for more	details	 on  how  to  use  the
       static analyzer.

   Stage Selection Options
       -E     Run the preprocessor stage.

	      Run the preprocessor, parser and type checking stages.

       -S     Run the previous stages as well as LLVM generation and optimiza-
	      tion stages and target-specific code  generation,	 producing  an
	      assembly file.

       -c     Run  all	of  the	above, plus the	assembler, generating a	target
	      ".o" object file.

       no stage	selection option
	      If no stage selection option is specified, all stages above  are
	      run,  and	 the linker is run to combine the results into an exe-
	      cutable or shared	library.

   Language Selection and Mode Options
       -x <language>
	      Treat subsequent input files as having type language.

	      Specify the language standard to compile for.

	      Specify the C++ standard library to use; supported  options  are
	      libstdc++	and libc++.

       -ansi  Same as -std=c89.

       -ObjC, -ObjC++
	      Treat  source  input  files as Objective-C and Object-C++	inputs

	      Enable trigraphs.

	      Indicate that the	file should be compiled	 for  a	 freestanding,
	      not a hosted, environment.

	      Disable  special handling	and optimizations of builtin functions
	      like strlen() and	malloc().

	      Indicate that math  functions  should  be	 treated  as  updating

	      Enable support for Pascal-style strings with "\pfoo".

	      Enable support for Microsoft extensions.

	      Set _MSC_VER. Defaults to	1300 on	Windows. Not set otherwise.

	      Enable support for Borland extensions.

	      Make  all	 string	 literals  default to writable.	 This disables
	      uniquing of strings and other optimizations.

	      Allow loose type checking	rules for implicit vector conversions.

	      Enable the "Blocks" language feature.

	      Indicate	that  Objective-C  code	 should	be compiled in GC-only
	      mode, which only works when Objective-C  Garbage	Collection  is

	      Indicate	that  Objective-C code should be compiled in hybrid-GC
	      mode, which works	with both GC and non-GC	mode.

	      Select the Objective-C ABI version to  use.  Available  versions
	      are  1  (legacy  "fragile"  ABI),	 2  (non-fragile ABI 1), and 3
	      (non-fragile ABI 2).

	      Select  the  Objective-C	non-fragile  ABI  version  to  use  by
	      default.	This will only be used as the Objective-C ABI when the
	      non-fragile ABI is enabled (either via -fobjc-nonfragile-abi, or
	      because it is the	platform default).

	      Enable  use of the Objective-C non-fragile ABI. On platforms for
	      which  this  is  the  default  ABI,  it  can  be	disabled  with

   Target Selection Options
       Clang  fully  supports  cross  compilation  as  an inherent part	of its
       design.	Depending on how your version of Clang is configured,  it  may
       have  support  for  a  number of	cross compilers, or may	only support a
       native target.

       -arch <architecture>
	      Specify the architecture to build	for.

	      When building for	Mac OS X, specify  the	minimum	 version  sup-
	      ported by	your application.

	      When  building  for  iPhone OS, specify the minimum version sup-
	      ported by	your application.

	      Specify that Clang should	generate code for a specific processor
	      family   member	and   later.   For  example,  if  you  specify
	      -march=i486, the compiler	is allowed  to	generate  instructions
	      that  are	 valid on i486 and later processors, but which may not
	      exist on earlier ones.

   Code	Generation Options
       -O0, -O1, -O2, -O3, -Ofast, -Os,	-Oz, -O, -O4
	      Specify which optimization level to use:
		 -O0 Means "no optimization": this level compiles the  fastest
		 and generates the most	debuggable code.

		 -O1 Somewhere between -O0 and -O2.

		 -O2  Moderate	level of optimization which enables most opti-

		 -O3 Like -O2, except that it enables optimizations that  take
		 longer	 to  perform  or  that may generate larger code	(in an
		 attempt to make the program run faster).

		 -Ofast	Enables	all the	 optimizations	from  -O3  along  with
		 other	aggressive  optimizations that may violate strict com-
		 pliance with language standards.

		 -Os Like -O2 with extra optimizations to reduce code size.

		 -Oz Like -Os (and thus	-O2), but reduces code size further.

		 -O Equivalent to -O2.

		 -O4 and higher
		     Currently equivalent to -O3

       -g     Generate debug information.  Note	that Clang  debug  information
	      works best at -O0.

	      Generate	debug information that contains	external references to
	      types defined in clang modules or	precompiled headers instead of
	      emitting	redundant  debug  type	information  into every	object
	      file.  This option implies -fmodule-format=obj.

	      This option should not be	used when  building  static  libraries
	      for  distribution	 to other machines because the debug info will
	      contain references to the	module cache on	the machine the	object
	      files in the library were	built on.

       -fstandalone-debug -fno-standalone-debug
	      Clang  supports  a number	of optimizations to reduce the size of
	      debug information	in the binary. They work based on the  assump-
	      tion that	the debug type information can be spread out over mul-
	      tiple compilation	units.	For instance, Clang will not emit type
	      definitions  for types that are not needed by a module and could
	      be replaced with a forward  declaration.	 Further,  Clang  will
	      only  emit  type info for	a dynamic C++ class in the module that
	      contains the vtable for the class.

	      The -fstandalone-debug option  turns  off	 these	optimizations.
	      This  is useful when working with	3rd-party libraries that don't
	      come with	debug information.  This is  the  default  on  Darwin.
	      Note  that Clang will never emit type information	for types that
	      are not referenced at all	by the program.

	      Enable generation	of unwind information. This allows  exceptions
	      to be thrown through Clang compiled stack	frames.	 This is on by
	      default in x86-64.

	      Generate code to catch integer overflow errors.  Signed  integer
	      overflow is undefined in C. With this flag, extra	code is	gener-
	      ated to detect this and abort when it happens.

	      This flag	sets the default visibility level.

	      This flag	specifies that variables without initializers get com-
	      mon linkage.  It can be disabled with -fno-common.

	      Set  the	default	 thread-local  storage	(TLS) model to use for
	      thread-local  variables.	Valid  values  are:  "global-dynamic",
	      "local-dynamic", "initial-exec" and "local-exec".	The default is
	      "global-dynamic".	The default model can be overridden  with  the
	      tls_model	 attribute.  The  compiler  will  try to choose	a more
	      efficient	model if possible.

       -flto, -emit-llvm
	      Generate output files in LLVM formats, suitable  for  link  time
	      optimization.   When used	with -S	this generates LLVM intermedi-
	      ate language assembly files, otherwise this generates LLVM  bit-
	      code  format  object  files  (which  may be passed to the	linker
	      depending	on the stage selection options).

   Driver Options
       -###   Print (but do not	run) the commands to run for this compilation.

       --help Display available	options.

	      Do not emit any warnings for unused driver arguments.

	      Pass the comma separated arguments in args to the	assembler.

	      Pass the comma separated arguments in args to the	linker.

	      Pass  the	comma separated	arguments in args to the preprocessor.

       -Xanalyzer <arg>
	      Pass arg to the static analyzer.

       -Xassembler <arg>
	      Pass arg to the assembler.

       -Xlinker	<arg>
	      Pass arg to the linker.

       -Xpreprocessor <arg>
	      Pass arg to the preprocessor.

       -o <file>
	      Write output to file.

	      Print the	full library path of file.

	      Print the	library	path for "libgcc.a".

	      Print the	full program path of name.

	      Print the	paths used for finding libraries and programs.

	      Save intermediate	compilation results.

       -integrated-as, -no-integrated-as
	      Used to enable and disable, respectively,	the use	of  the	 inte-
	      grated  assembler.  Whether  the	integrated  assembler is on by
	      default is target	dependent.

       -time  Time individual commands.

	      Print timing summary of each stage of compilation.

       -v     Show commands to run and use verbose output.

   Diagnostics Options
       -fshow-column, -fshow-source-location, -fcaret-diagnostics,  -fdiagnos-
       tics-fixit-info,	      -fdiagnostics-parseable-fixits,	    -fdiagnos-
       tics-print-source-range-info,   -fprint-source-range-info,   -fdiagnos-
       tics-show-option, -fmessage-length
	      These options control how	Clang  prints  out  information	 about
	      diagnostics  (errors  and	warnings). Please see the Clang	User's
	      Manual for more information.

   Preprocessor	Options
	      Adds an implicit #define into the	 predefines  buffer  which  is
	      read before the source file is preprocessed.

	      Adds an implicit #undef into the predefines buffer which is read
	      before the source	file is	preprocessed.

       -include	<filename>
	      Adds an implicit #include	into the predefines  buffer  which  is
	      read before the source file is preprocessed.

	      Add  the	specified  directory  to  the  search path for include

	      Add the specified	directory to the  search  path	for  framework
	      include files.

	      Do  not  search  the  standard  system  directories  or compiler
	      builtin directories for include files.

	      Do not search the	standard system	directories for	include	files,
	      but do search compiler builtin include directories.

	      Do not search clang's builtin directory for include files.

	      These environment	variables are checked, in order, for the loca-
	      tion to  write  temporary	 files	used  during  the  compilation

       CPATH  If  this	environment  variable  is  present, it is treated as a
	      delimited	list of	paths  to  be  added  to  the  default	system
	      include  path  list.  The	 delimiter  is	the platform dependent
	      delimiter, as used in the	PATH environment variable.

	      Empty components in the environment variable are ignored.

	      These environment	variables specify  additional  paths,  as  for
	      CPATH,  which are	only used when processing the appropriate lan-

	      If -mmacosx-version-min is unspecified, the  default  deployment
	      target  is read from this	environment variable. This option only
	      affects Darwin targets.

       To report bugs, please visit <>.  Most bug reports
       should  include	preprocessed  source files (use	the -E option) and the
       full output of the compiler, along with information to reproduce.

       as(1), ld(1)

       Maintained by the Clang / LLVM Team (<>)

       2007-2016, The Clang Team

3.8				March 04, 2016			      CLANG(1)


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