tree-sitter: parser generator tool and an incremental parsing library
doob at me.com
Fri Feb 26 20:06:46 UTC 2021
On 2021-02-22 16:56, James Blachly wrote:
> https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=26225298 (currently #1 on HN)
> Will be keeping an eye on this. If it gains traction*, it would be nice
> (and possibly important) to have a Dlang parser. Haven't looked in depth
> at the grammar yet -- appears to be context free grammar.
> *Supposedly Neovim will be using this going forward
I wonder how the text editor/IDE integration is supposed to work. To
build the parser you need Node.js and a C compiler. Is the author of the
grammar supposed to pre-compile everything and it's loaded as a dynamic
library? That would defiantly make it less flexible that the current
approach TextMate grammars. TextMate grammars are very easy to modify on
the fly and the editor will immediately be able to use the new grammar.
No building, no compilation and no loading of dynamic libraries. But I
do know how limiting TextMate grammars are.
I guess in theory the editor could ship with Node.js and a C compiler
and compile on the fly to have the same flexibility as TextMate grammars.
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