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Mon Aug 15 20:07:53 UTC 2011
The PHP plugin is a good starting point, because it is not as complex
as c++, but still implements all relevant features. I'm also using it
as sort of documentation if I'm in need of such.
2011/8/15 Aleix Pol <aleixpol at kde.org>:
> On Mon, Aug 15, 2011 at 5:05 PM, Andreas Pakulat <apaku at gmx.de> wrote:
>> On 13.08.11 08:53:57, Tim Climis wrote:
>> > I was trying to find out about writing kdevelop language plugins this
>> > morning,
>> > to find out just how involved it might be. All I found was a suggestion
>> > on the
>> > KDE Forums that someone ask here. Checking the archives, it looks like
>> > it was
>> > never followed up on.
>> > So, I'm wondering how complicated it is to write a language plug-in.
>> > Can I
>> > get an overview of what's involved? Is there documentation someplace?
>> > (I'm
>> > thinking about one for ColdFusion, which I use at work, and for which
>> > there is
>> > no good IDE at all)
>> The interesting classes are
>> and basically anything in the language library:
>> There's a chapter about the design and usage of the so-called DUChain
>> which is how a language plugin reports the structure of a file to the
>> infrastructure. Based on that information the context browser, quickopen
>> and navigation work.
>> To get that information you'll need to write or find some kind of parser
>> for your language and create instances of the various DUChain classes.
>> There's some generic docs about plugins in
>> but its probably easiest to start from one of the smaller existing
>> plugins, like the konsole view.
>> I guess for an example language plugin the cmake one or the ruby one
>> might be easiest to understand since they only have a small amount of
>> duchain-related code afaik. The most extensive example is of course the
>> C++ one but it is not really easy to understand for beginners.
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> An example of a standard (non-language) plugin can be found in
> kdeexamples: https://projects.kde.org/projects/kde/kdeexamples
> It's not a language plugin but can give an idea about how to get started.
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