Re: syntax-directed editing (Neel Krishnaswami)
8 Sep 2000 02:10:46 -0400

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From: (Neel Krishnaswami)
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 8 Sep 2000 02:10:46 -0400
Organization: Compilers Central
References: 00-08-120
Keywords: editor

Alexander Stippler <> wrote:
> I've got an AST representation of a java package/file and a textual
> representation of this file. This file should be editable and the
> AST thus has to be updated at least every time the file is saved.
> How can I manage this rebuilding as little as possible of the AST
> and how can I do it at all? Do you know some introducing papers or
> other materials on this topic?

The best source on incremental parsing I've seen is Tim Wagner's PhD
thesis -- he worked on the Ensemble project at Berkeley (which has
since morphed into the Harmonia project).

        Tim A. Wagner. Practical algorithms for incremental software
        development environments. Technical Report CSD-97-946, University of
        California, Berkeley, March 11, 1998.


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