sdgfsdh sdgfsdh - 4 months ago 29
C++ Question

How do I get the mangled name of a NamedDecl in Clang?

I am using Clang to parse some C++ code. I would like to print the name and mangled name for every

that I encounter.

I can print the function name fairly easily by adding this to my

bool VisitFunctionDecl(FunctionDecl* f) {

auto declName = f->getNameInfo().getName();
auto functionName = declName.getAsString();

std::cout << functionName << std::endl;

return true;

How can I also print the mangled name?

Working code I produced after following Sebastian's pointers:

const auto getMangledName = [&](FunctionDecl* decl) {

auto mangleContext = context.createMangleContext();

if (!mangleContext->shouldMangleDeclName(decl)) {
return decl->getNameInfo().getName().getAsString();

std::string mangledName;
llvm::raw_string_ostream ostream(mangledName);

mangleContext->mangleName(decl, ostream);


delete mangleContext;

return mangledName;


The mangled name is not part of the AST, since it depends on the ABI. To get a mangled name, you need to create an appropriate clang::MangleContext subclass (from clang/AST/Mangle.h). Currently there's MicrosoftMangleContext for the Visual Studio-compatible mangling, and ItaniumMangleContext for the common C++ ABI mangling.

In the most simple version, you then just call mangleName, passing in a NamedDecl whose name you want to mangle, and a raw_ostream that the mangled name is written to.

For more complex things like lambdas, you may also have to call startNewFunction at appropriate points, since their mangling depends on what function they are in.