|[3 earlier articles]|
|Re: Generating Source Code. firstname.lastname@example.org (Craig Smith) (1999-10-11)|
|Re: Generating Source Code. email@example.com (Christopher W. Milner) (1999-10-11)|
|Re: Generating Source Code. firstname.lastname@example.org (1999-10-13)|
|Re: Generating Source Code. email@example.com (Scott Stanchfield) (1999-10-13)|
|Re: Generating Source Code. firstname.lastname@example.org (H. Ellenberger) (1999-10-14)|
|Re: Generating Source Code. email@example.com (Vadim Maslov) (1999-10-16)|
|Re: Generating Source Code. firstname.lastname@example.org (Christian Stapfer) (1999-10-21)|
|From:||"Christian Stapfer" <email@example.com>|
|Date:||21 Oct 1999 00:44:30 -0400|
|Organization:||Swisscom AG, the blue window|
<firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in: email@example.com...
> I'd appreciate any pointers/references on the subject of generating
> human readable source from an AST. I've looked at some of the source
> code pretty printers which are floating around but all of them seem
> are relatively simple and are based on lexical analysis. I realize
> that "human readable" is a subjective term and that for any particular
> language people will have preferences regarding indentation, line
> splitting etc.
Have you seen Philip Wadler's recent paper "Prettier Printing?" (see:
http://www.bell-labs.com/~wadler/recent.html), and Vance Maverick's
dissertation "Presentation by Tree Transformation" (University of
California, Berkeley Report CSD-97-947, see:
True, Maverick's dissertation concerns a more general problem: that of
laying out and editing tree-structured (parsed) documents. But your
problem is a special case and his paper seems to me to contain some
interesting ideas (especially as regards "abstracting out layout
preferences") as well as useful pointers to other papers.
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