dmd Lexer and Parser in D
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witte2008 at gmail.com
Sat Feb 4 03:59:39 PST 2012
On Saturday, 4 February 2012 at 05:24:45 UTC, Zach Tollen wrote:
> Greetings! I am a rather new programmer and while this is my
> first post I wanted to say that I did some work on the ddmd
> project at dsource.org, which was kind of a big hairy mess. My
> fork of this project is at:
> The point is, I cleaned out the crappiness but I chucked the
> entire semantic and backend, so that you have left a port of
> the dmd lexer and parser in the D language now. The README
> there has more to say.
> I might well "announce" this on D.announce but I'm too new to
> have a feel for the significance of it all.
> Thanks for reading,
Very cool. I was talking with someone on the IRC about the
possibility/difficulties of making DMD's parser/lexer/AST stay
open in memory with protocols designed for IDE code-completion
communication. It would be ideal to have an IDE's intellisense
automatically update with DMD semantically.
Unfortunately the conclusion was that it would be to difficult an
undertaking to be realistic, since DMD is designed to be
run-and-done (also something about "Walter code" :-)). But maybe
a rewrite/port of DMD, especially one written in D, might be able
to be reworked with this goal in mind? How complete is DDMD?
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