Scope Language Syntax Reference
The scopes language is used in specifying project scopes involved in the various kinds of analysis.
Sets of files
Single file is defined by a filename, i.e.
Set of all files in a directory, not recursing into subdirectories, is defined by an asterisk after slash, for example:
Set of all files in a directory including contents of subdirectories, is defined by an asterisk after double slash, for example
The scope language allows you to use common logical operators:
Besides that, the parentheses can be used to join the logical operators into groups. For example, the following scope
implies either <a> and <c>, or <b> and <c>.
Create a new scope from existing scopes
You can compile a new scope from several existing scopes. In this case, you can reference the existing scopes by using
For example, the
$Scope1||$Scope2 pattern places in a scope all files from
Scopes are defined in the Scopes dialog box in the following ways:
With the pointing device
- Specify file masks in the Pattern text box, or click and type the pattern in the editor.
- Using the Mouse Pointer
- Select files and folders in the project tree view and click the buttons Include, Include Recursively, Exclude, and Exclude Recursively. For information about the controls, refer to Scope page description.
Based on the inclusion/exclusion of file and directories, AppCode creates an expression and displays it in the Pattern field.