Centaur: A generic framework simplifying C++ transformation

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Abstract

The C++ standard grammar was not thought to be easily parsable so its use in the context of program handling can be compared to the complexity of the AST generated by it. The aim of Centaur inside Tranformers is to propose a generic framework allowing to manipulate and digest this AST : program transformations are simplified thanks to an easier access to the parse tree data and its annotations. Thanks to this library, repetitive and error-prone tasks like enumerating a container's elements or the parent classes lookup of a class will be factorized by a function set corresponding to an extensible and modular model.