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Re: [cdt-dev] CDT API hover help and completion

Hi Chris,

While the hover help with content assist will be very useful, we are 
already working on a more generic mechanism for code assist (the 
completion side of things) using the new parser.  Please make sure you 
sync up with Hoda Amer (hamer@xxxxxxxxxx) and the gang over here as you 

Another thought is how about integrating something like doxygen to 
generate the help from the files in the workspace.  My guess is that we 
will need a framework to enable us to plug in API help from a number of 
different places, including the texi files.

Doug Schaefer, Senior Software Developer
IBM Rational Software, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Chris Moller <cmoller@xxxxxxxxxx> 
Sent by: cdt-dev-admin@xxxxxxxxxxx
07/03/2003 02:19 PM
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[cdt-dev] CDT API hover help and completion

To the world at large:

We here at Le Chapeau Rouge have started a project to supply API "hover 
help" and completion mechanisms for CDT.

The basis for both of these is the construction of a collection of 
indexable databases containing the necessary information.  What's at 
least a first pass at creating one such db has already been done by 
writing a custom parser that extracts info from the GNU glibc manual 
.texi sources.  As time goes on, we plan to add dbs for libs like X, 
GTK, and whatever else looks useful.

Our next step will be to tinker the CDT plugin to make use of the dbs, 
using the mechanisms already in place for JDT.

Any input -- suggestions, wish-lists, whatever -- is welcome.

Chris Moller
Tinker at Large
Red Hat, Inc.

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