|[pdt-dev] remove project notion from all php lexers|
I have a technical question :)
While I worked on bug 498877, I saw that the lexers need project informations for various operations (like to retrieve task tags defined for a specific project or to retrieve the PHP version of a project to decide which highlighter version to use, ...).
Sadly there are cases where lexers are created on-the-fly by eclipse to do some specific operations (document reparsing, reconciling or workspace builds are done on temporary&buffered documents for example) that are "detached" from any project notion.
Technically speaking, in those cases we work with project properties set to null ;)
So I would like to remove in the future all traces of "project" properties inside of php tokenizer, highlighters, PhpScriptRegion, PhpTokenContainer,... as it is not the way to go (looking how eclipse works). A good example is the hacky way used to set the project for document lexers in the PHPStructuredEditor class :
Clearly that's a hack to find a way to provide a project value to lexers created on-the-fly by eclipse ;)
For now in the PDT lexers, project informations seem only necessary to :
- see if a project supports ASP tags (is this still used?)
- retrieve task tags defined per project (patch for bug 498877 will remove that)
- choose the highlighter version depending on project settings
So my question is:
why do we actually need a highlighter per php version? Why just not use the highlighter for the most recent supported php version (7.1)?
Is there any reason to not highlight most recently added php keywords on older php versions (even if not "supported")?
It would simplify a lot of code just to use one highlighter + php tokenizer + phpdoc scanner everywhere ;)