project setting in the SemanticDB search throttle
(see Search Throttle) tells SemanticDB to search within the
current single code project. For Semantic’s point of view,
projects are determined by their top-level directories, or
project roots; every subdirectory of a project root is
considered part of the same project.
If you use EDE for project management, it will set the project roots automatically. See EDE manual. You can also specify them yourself.
The value of this variable is a list of directories (strings) that are
project roots. All subdirectories of a project root are considered
part of the same project. This variable can be overridden by
The value of this variable is a list of functions to determine a given
directory’s project root. These functions are called, one at a time,
with one argument (the directory name), and must return either
nil, a string (the project root), or a list of strings
(multiple project roots, for complex systems). The first
nil return value, if any, is taken to be the project root,