Issue with KDevelop: Is it using different parsers in parallell for different puropuses?

Andreas Pakulat apaku at
Mon Aug 14 13:46:27 UTC 2006

On 14.08.06 13:30:19, Erik Sigra wrote:

1. We don't really like HTML mails here.

2. kate is an editor it's not part of kdevelop and the kdevelop
developers have only partial influence on what the kate developers use
for parsing files.

3. Kate probably doesn't need all the extra information ANTLR has and
parsing for highlighting and such things needs to be very fast. Much
faster than parsing to build a tree of classes/methods, code completion
or anything else.

4. Kate supports much more languages than kdevelop does (for parsing
matter) and the support for new languages doesn't always come from the
developers themselves. Thus the people writing parsers for kate do not
necessarily know antlr or what a language grammar is.

If you think kate should use an antlr parser please write to
kwrite-devel and start the discussion there. Of course this will not
happen for KDE3. If at all.


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