Semantic can interface with external symbol reference tools, such as GNU Global and GNU Idutils. These tools provide information about where different tags or symbols appear.
By default, Semantic tries to look for the best external symbol reference tool that can be used. The supported tools are GNU Global, GNU Idutils, CScope, and Grep (the fallback method). For best results, use GNU Global. However, Semantic does not manage your GNU Global tables for you; you must manage them yourself.
The value of this variable is a symbol that determines the external symbol reference tool to use. The default value,
detect, says to look for the best available tool. Other possible values are
grep. Note that
grepis much slower than the others.
The commands to display symbol references are C-c , g
semantic-symref-symbol and C-c , G
semantic-symref). These keybindings are available whenever
Semantic mode is enabled (see Semantic mode user commands).
This command (normally bound to C-c , g) prompts for a symbol name, and uses an external reference tool to find references to that tag.
This command (normally bound to C-c , G) uses an external reference tool to find references to the current tag.
a list of symbol references in a separate buffer. The entries are
organized by file, and by function name. Typing <RET> on the
‘[+]’ next to each function name “expands” that entry, listing
all references to the target symbol occurring within that function.
Typing RET on a reference line jumps to that reference.