[Geany-Devel] [FT-plugins] Proposed "Features"
mbrush at xxxxx
Wed Aug 31 14:39:00 UTC 2016
On 2016-08-31 06:30 AM, Thomas Martitz wrote:
> Am 31.08.2016 um 13:23 schrieb Lex Trotman:
>> Both of these are C++ specific semantics, (types generated by template
>> instantiation and argument dependent lookup). I don't believe TM
>> should be be expanded to include such knowledge.
> Why not? TM could have separate tags for each known template instance
> and know which of these applies to someAs, based on information provided
> by a ft-plugin. Then the rest would work.
> Besides, template instantiation requires compiling the units IIUC, which
> is probably not gonna happen ever? At least not on every keystroke as
> done currently.
I can't speak to all compiler libraries, but at least libclang,
libpython and libvala "compile" the source (well just the front-end of
the compiler is needed). They literally use the built-in compiler front
ends to understand the code. In the case of libclang, it additionally
provides helpful methods for performing IDE-related features on the AST,
while say with libvala, the ft-plugin would be required to perform it's
own analysis of the AST to implement those feaures, which is still a lot
less work than in Geany/TM since it has access to the full AST/context
and the ft-plugin need not fear encoding language specific semantics
into its logic.
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