package Vi::QuickFix;
use 5.008_000;
use strict; use warnings;
# use Carp;

    $VERSION = ('$Revision: 1.135 $' =~ /(\d+.\d+)/)[ 0];

unless ( caller ) {
    # process <> if called as an executable
    exec_mode(1); # signal fact ( to END processing)
    require Getopt::Std;
    Getopt::Std::getopts( 'q:f:v', \ my %opt);
    print "$0 version $VERSION\n" and exit 0 if $opt{ v};
    err_open( $opt{ q} || $opt{ f});
    print && err_out( $_) while <>;


# keywords for ->import
use constant KEYWORDS => qw(silent sig tie fork);

# environment variable(s)

BEGIN {{ # space for private variables

my $relay = '';             # method of transfer to error file: "sig" or "tie"
my %invocation;             # from where was import() called?

sub import {
    my $class = shift;
    my %keywords;
    @keywords{ KEYWORDS()} = ();
    $keywords{ shift()} = 1 while @_ and exists $keywords{ $_[ 0]};

    my $filename = shift;
    make_silent() if $keywords{ silent};
    my ( $wanted_relay) = grep $keywords{ $_}, qw( sig tie fork);
    $relay = $wanted_relay || default_relay();
    if ( my $reason = relay_obstacle( $relay) ) {
        croak( "Cannot use '$relay' method: $reason");
    err_open($filename) unless $relay eq 'fork'; # happens in background
    if ( $relay eq 'tie' ) {
        # if tied, it's tied to ourselves (otherwise obstacle)
        tie *STDERR, 'Vi::QuickFix::Tee', '>&STDERR' unless tied *STDERR;
    } elsif ( $relay eq 'sig' ) {
        $SIG{ $_} = Vi::QuickFix::SigHandler->new( $_) for
            qw( __WARN__ __DIE__);
    } elsif ( $relay eq 'fork' ) {
        *STDERR = fork_relay($filename);
    # save invocation for obligate message
    (undef, @invocation{qw(file line)}) = caller;

# internal variables
    my $exec_mode; # set if lib file is run as a script
    sub exec_mode {
        $exec_mode = shift if @_;
    my $silent = 0;             # switch off otherwise obligatory warning
    sub make_silent { $silent = 1 }
    sub is_silent { $silent }

    my $errfile = 'errors.err'; # name of error file
    my $errhandle; # write formatted errors here
    # open the given file (or default), set $errfile and $errhandle
    sub err_open {
        $errfile = shift || 'errors.err';
        $errhandle = IO::File->new( $errfile, '>') or warn(
            "Can't create error file '$errfile': $!"
        $errhandle->autoflush if $errhandle;

    sub err_print {
        print $errhandle @_ if $errhandle;

    sub err_clean {
        my $unlink = shift;
        close $errhandle if $errhandle;
        unlink $errfile if $errfile and $unlink and not -s $errfile;

sub err_out {
    # handle multiple, possibly multi-line messages (though usually
    # there will be only one)
    for ( map split( /\n+/), @_ ) {
        my $out;
        if ( /.+:\d+:/ ) { # already in QuickFix format, pass on
        } else {
            for ( parse_perl_msg($_) ) {
                my ( $message, $file, $line, $rest) = @$_ or next;
                $message .= $rest if $rest =~ s/^,//;
                $file eq '-' and defined and $file = $_ for
                    $ENV{ VAR_SOURCEFILE()};

# use constant PERL_MSG => qr/^(.*?) at (.*?) line (\d+)(\.?|,.*)$/;
sub parse_perl_msg {
    my @coll;
    for ( shift ) {
        while ( m/ at /g ) {
            my $text = substr($_, 0, $-[0]);
            my $pos = pos;
            while ( m/ line (\d+)(\.?|,.*)$/g ) {
                my $file = substr($_, $pos, $-[0] - $pos);
                my $line = $1;
                my $rest = $2;
                push @coll, [$text, $file, $line, $rest];
            pos = $pos;
    return @coll if @coll <= 1;
    my @existing = grep -e $_->[1], @coll;
    return @existing if @existing;
    return @coll;

# issue warning, erase error file
my $end_entiteled = $$;
    # issue warning (only original process, and not in exec mode)
    unless ( is_silent or exec_mode() or $$ != $end_entiteled ) {
        my $invocation_at;
        if ( %invocation ) {
            $invocation_at = "at $invocation{file} line $invocation{line}";
        } else {
            $invocation_at = "at -M";
        warn "QuickFix ($relay) active $invocation_at\n";
    # silently remove objects
    if ( $relay eq 'tie' ) {
        untie *STDERR;
    } elsif ( $relay eq 'sig' ) {
        $SIG{ $_} = 'DEFAULT' for qw( __WARN__ __DIE__);
    } elsif ( $relay eq 'fork' ) {
        close STDERR;
    # remove file if created by us and empty
    err_clean($$ == $end_entiteled);


use constant MINVERS => 5.008001; # minimum perl version for tie method
sub relay_obstacle {
    my $relay = shift || '';
    return '' unless $relay eq 'tie';
    if ( $] < MINVERS ) {
        return "perl version is $], must be >= @{[ MINVERS]}";
    if ( my $tie_ob = tied *STDERR ) {
        my $tieclass = ref $tie_ob;
        return "STDERR already tied to '$tieclass'" unless
            $tieclass eq 'Vi::QuickFix::Tee';
    return '';

sub default_relay { relay_obstacle( 'tie') ? 'sig' : 'tie' }

    use Carp;
    my ($read, $write, $kid);
    sub fork_relay {
        my $filename = shift;
        my $parent = $$;
        pipe $read, $write;
        if ( $kid = fork ) {
            # parent
            close $read;
            return $write;
        } else {
            Carp::croak "Can't fork: $!" unless  defined $kid;
            # kid
            close $write;
            while ( <$read> ) {
                print STDERR $_;

    use POSIX ":sys_wait_h";
    sub wait_kid {
        my $x;
        do { $x = waitpid -1, WNOHANG } while $x > 0;

# common destructor method
package Vi::QuickFix::Destructor;

use Carp qw( shortmess);
BEGIN { our @CARP_NOT = qw( Vi::QuickFix) }
    my $ob = shift;
    return if Vi::QuickFix::is_silent or $^C; # it's a mess under -c
    my $id = $ob->id;
    my $msg = shortmess( "QuickFix $id processing interrupted");
    # simulate intact QuickFix processing
    Vi::QuickFix::err_out( $msg);
    warn "$msg";

# Class to associate a DESTROY method with sig handlers
package Vi::QuickFix::SigHandler;
use base qw( Vi::QuickFix::Destructor);

# return a chaining handler for __WARN__ or __DIE__
sub new {
    my $class = shift;
    my $sig = shift;
    my $prev_handler = $SIG{ $sig};
    my $sub = sub {
        return $sig unless @_; # backdoor
        Vi::QuickFix::err_out( @_) unless $sig eq '__DIE__' and  _in_eval();
        my $code;
        # resolve string at call time
        if ( $prev_handler ) {
            $code = ref $prev_handler ?
                $prev_handler :
                \ &{ 'main::' . $prev_handler};
        goto &$code if $code;
        die @_ if $sig eq '__DIE__';
        warn @_;
    bless $sub, $class; # so we can have a destructor

sub _in_eval {
    my $i = -1; # first call with 0
    while ( defined(my $sub = (caller ++ $i)[3]) ) {
        return 1 if $sub =~ /^\(eval/;
    return 0;

sub id {
    my $handler = shift;
    $handler->(); # call without args returns __WARN__ or __DIE__

# tie class to tee re-formatted output to an error file
package Vi::QuickFix::Tee;

use IO::File;
use Tie::Handle;
use base qw( Tie::StdHandle Vi::QuickFix::Destructor);

sub WRITE {
    my $fh = shift;
    my ( $scalar, $length) = @_;
    Vi::QuickFix::err_out( $scalar);
    $fh->Tie::StdHandle::WRITE( @_);

# work around buggy BINMODE in Tie::Stdhandle

    binmode($_[0], $_[1])

sub id { 'STDERR' }



=head1 NAME

Vi::QuickFix - Support for vim's QuickFix mode


  use Vi::QuickFix;
  use Vi::QuickFix <errorfile>;
  use Vi::QuickFix <options>;
  use Vi::QuickFix <options> <errorfile>;

where C<E<lt>optionsE<gt>> is one or more of C<silent>, C<sig>,
C<tie>, and C<fork>.


When C<Vi::QuickFix> is active, Perl logs errors and warnings to an
I<error file> named, by default, C<errors.err>.  This file is picked
up when you type C<:cf> in a running vim editor.  Vim will jump to the
location of the first error recorded in the error file.  C<:cn> takes
you to the next error, switching files if necessary.  There are more
QuickFix commands in vim.  Type C<:help quickfix> for a description.

To activate QuickFix support for a Perl source, add

    use Vi::QuickFix;

or, specifying an error file

    use Vi::QuickFix '/my/errorfile';

early in the main program, before other C<use> statements.

To leave the program file unaltered, Vi::QuickFix can be invoked
from the command line as

    perl -MVi::QuickFix program
    perl -MVi::QuickFix=/my/errorfile program

C<Vi::QuickFix> is meant to be used as a development tool, not to remain
in a distributed product.  When the program ends, a warning is issued,
indicating that C<Vi::QuickFix> was active.
This has the side effect that there is always an entry in the error file
which points to the source file where C<Vi::QuickFix> was invoked, normally
the main program. C<:cf> will take you there when other error entries
don't point it elsewhere.  Use the C<silent> option with C<Vi::QuickFix> to
suppress this warning.

When the error file cannot be opened, a warning is issued and the program
continues running without QuickFix support.  If the error file is empty
after the run (can only happen with C<silent>), it is removed.


C<Vi::QuickFix> recognizes the environment variable C<VI_QUICKFIX_SOURCEFILE>

When Perl reads its source from C<STDIN>, error messages and warnings
will contain the string "-" where the source file name would otherwise
appear.  The environment variable C<VI_QUICKFIX_SOURCEFILE> can be set
to a filename, which will replace "-" in those messages. If no "-" appears
as a file name, setting the variable has no effect.

This somewhat peculiar behavior can be useful if you call perl (with
C<Vi::QuickFix>) from within a vim run, as in C<:w !perl -MVi::QickFix>.
When you set the environment variable C<VI_QUICKFIX_SOURCEFILE> to the
name of the file you are editing, this fools vim into doing the right
thing when it encounters the modified messages.

This is an experimental feature, the behavior may change in future

=head1 USAGE

The module file .../Vi/QuickFix.pm can also be called as an executable.
In that mode, it behaves basically like the C<cat> command, but also
monitors the stream and logs Perl warnings and error messages to the
error file.  The error file can be set through the switches C<-f> or C<-q>.
No warning about QuickFix activity is issued in this mode.

Called with -v, it prints the version and exits.


For a debugging tool, an implementation note is in order.

Perl offers three obvious ways to watch and capture its error output.
One is through the (pseudo-) signal handlers C<$SIG{__WARN__}> and
C<$SIG{__DIE__}>.  The other is through C<tie>-ing the C<STDERR> file
handle.  A third method involves forking a child process for the
capturing and redirect C<STDERR> to there.

C<Vi::QuickFix> can use these three methods to create the error file.
As it turns out, the ability to tie C<STDERR> is relatively new with
Perl, as of version 5.8.1.  With Versions 5.8.0 and earlier, a number
of internal errors and warnings don't respect tie, so this method
cannot be used.  With Perl versions ealier than 5.8.1, C<Vi::QuickFix>
uses %SIG handlers to catch messages.  With newer versions, C<Vi::Quickfix>
ties C<STDERR> so that it (additionally) writes to the error file.
The forking method can be used with any version of Perl.

A specific method can be requested through the options C<sig>,
C<tie> and C<fork>, as in

    use Vi::QuickFix qw(sig);
    use Vi::QuickFix qw(tie);
    use Vi::QuickFix qw(fork);

The forking method appears to work well in practice, but a race condition
exists that intermittently leads to failing tests.  It is not tested
in the standard test suite and must be considered experimental.

Requesting C<tie> with a Perl version that can't handle it is a
fatal error, so the only option that does anything useful is C<sig>
with a new-ish Perl.  It can be useful when C<tie>-ing C<STDERR> conflicts
with the surrounding code.


Similar conflicts can occur with the C<sig> method as well, and it can
happen in two ways.  Either C<Vi::QuickFix> already finds a resource
(a C<%SIG> handler or a tie on C<STDERR>) occupied at C<use> time, or the
surrounding code commandeers the resource after the fact.

However, if C<STDERR> is already tied when C<Vi::QuickFix> is C<use>d, 
it cannot employ the C<tie> method, and by default reverts to C<sig>.
If the C<tie> method is specifically requested, a fatal error results.

If the C<sig> method finds one of the handlers (C<__WARN__> and C<__DIE__>)
already occupied, it chains to the previous handler after doing its
thing, so that is not considered an obstacle.  "Chaining" file ties is
harder, and has not been attempted.

If C<Vi::QuickFix> is already active, the surrounding code may later
occupy a resource it is using.  There is little that can be done
when that happens, except issue a warning which is also logged to
the error file.  This can help in finding the source of the conflict.
In C<silent> mode, no such warning is given.

The warning is triggered when the corresponding resource is overwritten,
except when the overwriting program keeps a copy of it.  It is then
assumed that the program will keep it functioning.  Since we're
still talking implementation -- it is actually triggered through
a DESTROY method when the corresponding object goes out of scope.
C<%SIG> handlers are code objects just for this reason.

=head1 VERSION

This document pertains to C<Vi::Quickfix> version 1.134

=head1 BUGS

C<no Vi::QuickFix> has no effect

=head1 AUTHOR

	Anno Siegel


This program is free software; you can redistribute
it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

The full text of the license can be found in the
LICENSE file included with this module.

=head1 SEE ALSO

perl(1),  vim(1).