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Re: [cdt-dev] Ada in CDT

Just to update where I am with this, I've started to write my own editor 
from scratch. Jeff suggested that it only takes 12 hours to do so I'm out 
to give it a try. When looking through the CDT editor, I found a lot of 
code that was simply cut and pasted from the JDT a few releases ago and 
I'm not sure it is structured how you would write one from scratch today. 
So we'll see.

BTW, I'm doing this work in the background so this may take a while.

Doug Schaefer, Senior Software Developer
Ottawa Lab, IBM Rational Software Division

cdt-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx wrote on 04/28/2005 05:17:25 PM:

> On Apr 22, 2005, at 5:53 AM, Douglas Schaefer wrote:
> > What I want to see is whether our DOM is extensible enough to handle
> > additional, not so C-like, languages. We already have extensions for 
> > ANSI
> > C and C++ and then into GNU C and C++. I know Ada enough to give it a 
> > try
> > and see. The follow on step would be ICElement and friends which I 
> > would
> > create from the results of a DOM quick parse. Finally, we would have 
> > the
> > index which would be populated by gnatxref which is a ctags kind of 
> > thing
> > that also has cross reference info and should be enough to satisfy our
> > search engine.
> >
> > The dream is that, if you can extend the DOM and ICElement and index 
> > for
> > your particular language, then you would get the content assist and
> > navigation features for free, or as free as the gdb integration seems 
> > to
> > be ;). I'm a long way from seeing whether the dream comes true, 
> I think the dream may be possible.  However, the only datapoint I have 
> is
> with a project that uses XML to describe C/C++ and Fortran interfaces 
> (function
> names and parameter types.  This meant we had to be able to map the 
> language type
> systems to XML.  It turned out that C and Fortran share a lot in common 
> so this
> effort went very smoothly.
> On Apr 21, 2005, at 8:26 PM, Jeffrey Overbey wrote:
> > If our entire AST needs to comply with some CDT interfaces, um... I 
> > haven't counted, but this thing is on the order of 400-500 
> > classes/interfaces, and I don't have all that much interest in 
> > changing every one of them.  :-)  But you might convince us
> I've met this week with some colleagues at the University of Oregon who 
> do static analysis
> to instrument user code with performance counters.  They have recently 
> created a Java
> plugin to demonstrate the concept using the JST DOM to add a node in 
> the AST and then
> unparse to a new file (with performance instrumentation).  The goal is 
> to try the same thing
> with the CDT DOM and then move on to the Photran AST.
> I think the question will be is how much different the Photran AST (and 
> API) is from the DOM.
> I think it may turn out that it will be useful to move the Photran AST 
> to be more compatible
> with the DOM.  It so, then perhaps we at LANL could help.
> Cheers,
> Craig
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