Refactoring D as an MSc Project

Brian Schott via Digitalmars-d digitalmars-d at
Tue Mar 3 15:07:33 PST 2015

On Tuesday, 3 March 2015 at 01:17:33 UTC, Jamie wrote:
> On Monday, 2 March 2015 at 21:54:05 UTC, Brian Schott wrote:
>> On Monday, 2 March 2015 at 21:50:46 UTC, Jamie wrote:
>>> Hello all!
>>> This is my first post on the forums. I'm interested in 
>>> possibly creating a refactoring tool for D for my MSc 
>>> dissertation (I notice there is currently no refactoring in 
>>> D?). I wanted to ask if this is possible with D's current 
>>> state?
>>> More specifically:
>>> - Can I easily access things such as the AST?
>> This should save you a lot of time: 
> I've had a look around and it seems promising, however are 
> there any usage examples poking around somewhere I could look 
> at? Also, does the produced AST have location information?

Not all AST nodes have location information right now. I've 
mostly been adding that as I need it for other projects. Any 
field of an AST class that has a type "Token" will have line, 
column and byte offsets.

These projects use libdparse:

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