SourceNav release ...
Eray Ozkural (exa)
erayo at cs.bilkent.edu.tr
Thu Jan 10 02:28:05 UTC 2002
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Thanks a lot for all your work on sourcenav.
Is my small call graph generator included in sourcenav now? I'd posted it
here on the list. I can sign things, too. :) A fellow hacker had even made
some improvements to it. It was very useful for trying to understand a large
chunk of old code in a past project I worked in.
I have an important question to ask. For the past two weeks or so we have
been discussing how the parser backend should be in KDevelop IDE. As a
computer scientist, I feel what the Right Thing (TM) is but as far as
practically goes it is out of question [*].
What we have here is a class store API (which is basically a tree structure)
that is intended to provide type information for class based languages.
KDevelop hackers are retro-fitting a C++ parser for doing things like code
However, my hunch is that it will not be a general purpose or complete
solution to the problem. Neither is a perfect solution implementable in our
humble development environment (that being ancient parser generators and data
structure driven procedural language: C++)
The next best thing that comes to my mind is sourcenav for three reasons. It
has solved the multiple languages & persistence problems reasonably well.
And, it's very portable. Would you deem merit in trying to re-use code from
source navigator in a C++ code base? (ie we would be using the C API of
sourcenav). What advantages/disadvantages of sourcenav parser/type analysis
backend would you think of as the sourcenav maintainer? And how should one go
about it? (can the whole back end be made into a library?)
[*] Doing incremental type analysis for all supported programming languages.
Eray Ozkural (exa) <erayo at cs.bilkent.edu.tr>
Comp. Sci. Dept., Bilkent University, Ankara
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