[osflash] Nobody cares was : Should we make donations to revive ASDT and HXDT ?
hank777 at gmail.com
Wed Aug 30 14:57:22 EDT 2006
> Hi Hank,
> I realize that it would be built on top of ANTLR and it's not just
> "done" by using it. But Scott and my point still stand, that Eclipse
> gives us a ton of features off the bat, and the integration with other
> tools is just awesome.
I agree. (see the handful of other posts where I say the same thing
including agreeing with scott). But the point is that no matter what,
you will need some kind of API. An API is nothing more than a
definition of how two different pieces of code interact. It provides
an insulation that allows different coders to work together with a
"contract" without understanding the detail of what each other are
doing. Martin Schnabel (ASDT author) was excited about the idea for
the specific reason is that it would insulate the parser author(s)
from dealing with any other issues than parsing. He LIKED the idea of
being insulated and dealing with a smaller problem.
I am all for leveraging everything that eclipse does. I just think
defining a modular architecture for this part of the project would
make things go much more smoothly. These things are in no way
mutually exclusive. In fact I would say they are barely related.
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