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Re: [wtp-dev] [epp-dev] Neon RC2 packages

On 05/31/2016 10:28 AM, Mickael Istria wrote:
On 05/31/2016 10:21 AM, Angelo zerr wrote:

Ideally, I would like to see a generic language editor that can host any language and integrate to these services.
Even more ideally, it would be the default Eclipse text editor that would support some extensions providing coloration, completion, navigation (Ctrl+Click/F3).
Validation and quickfix can already be added by builders and markers, and are hooked at the resource level, so there is nothing more to do.

Once such extension points exist, could be used to hook services to the default Text Editor. However, it still makes sense to already try to integrate it right now in JSDT editor so 1. value is still delivered while Text Editor doesn't yet support such extensions and 2. the code written will probably be easy to reuse later.
Note that most of those extension points do already exist in SSE and derived editors, so a possibility is to 1st evaluate the possibility to get SSE editor to work without being subclassed but still consuming extensions.
The feature still make more sense in Platform Text though, as we cannot safely assume that users are going to open some default SSE editor for unknown files. Also, the SSE editor has some additional complexity (partitions), that are probably too fine grained for generic extensions in Platform Text. Such support for partition would rather be "blackboxed" by the extensions that need it rather than exposed in default text editor.
Mickael Istria
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