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rinzwind
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Compiler howto ;

Post by rinzwind » Sun Nov 13, 2016 3:24 pm

Anders Hejlsberg (mr Turbo Pascal, c#) gives some insight into modern compiler design, which happens to be indispensable for the modern intelligent code editor. At the end of the video they also talk about how multiple editors from different vendors can support a programming language easily by delegating the lookup part to the "compiler as a service".

https://channel9.msdn.com/Blogs/Seth-Ju ... nstruction

Of course the editor of LC is in need of live code help intelligence. Which is also mostly only possible with an object first syntax (dot natation).

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Re: Compiler howto ;

Post by Klaus » Sun Nov 13, 2016 4:26 pm

rinzwind wrote:... an object first syntax (dot natation).
This is not going to happen in LC in the near (or distant) future!

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Re: Compiler howto ;

Post by rinzwind » Sun Nov 13, 2016 6:45 pm

SenseTalk has "object first syntax" in 2 variations... (never used it since its dedicated to software testing, but its manual looks very professional and promising). See http://docs.testplant.com/?q=content/se ... -reference for an interesting read... And like I said, if one want to offer a modern IDE it should help with the code writing part by completing code, making suggestions, offering fast help, navigating, listing context sensitive properties, etc... Were still a long way from that Im afraid.

Well.. I just posted it here cause it gives some insight into compilers/ide/tools and the man is a legend ;)

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