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Milian Wolff mail at
Wed Sep 29 14:03:37 UTC 2010

On Wednesday, 29. September 2010 15:50:40 Aleix Pol wrote:
> I agree it's a good one. I was thinking about it once, I think the best for
> that one would be to process a regex all through the code for the TODO
> comments, that way you don't need to mess with AST's and well, comments
> usually are not there either so it's not something you would rely on.
> So I would create a plugin that on project creation parsed all files using
> some simple regex to look for what the user wants and then whenever a file
> is saved it should be read again.
> If you could get there I think that would be useful already and we could
> still do more on that later.

Sorry, but I object, and greatly so. Parsing huge projects is slow _already_ 
no need to slow it down even further by running regexps on each and every file 
in the project.

The correct way is to do the following:

- add a TODO severity to iproblem.h
- write a helper function that can be run on *single* comments (not on whole 
documents), best place would be 

Than use these tools in existing builders of the languages, e.g. in 

Milian Wolff
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