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    New port: devel/bear · 4c7cea8a
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    Bear is a tool that generates a compilation database for clang
    tooling. The JSON compilation database is used in the clang project
    to provide information on how a single compilation unit is processed.
    With this, it is easy to re-run the compilation with alternate
    programs. One way to get a compilation database is to use cmake as
    the build tool. Passing -DCMAKE_EXPORT_COMPILE_COMMANDS=ON to cmake
    generates the compile_commands.json file into the current directory.
    For non-cmake projects, Bear generates the JSON file during the
    build process.
    The concept behind Bear is: to execute the original build command
    and intercept the exec calls issued by the build tool. To achieve
    that, Bear uses the LD_PRELOAD or DYLD_INSERT_LIBRARIES mechanisms
    provided by the dynamic linker.
    PR:		220475
    Submitted by:	Jov <>