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MetaEnvironment and emacs-modes by parser? was Re: [Cute] SDF (Syntax Definition Framework)

From: Shae Matijs Erisson <shae@...>

Date: Mon, 06 Jun 2005 16:35:58 +0200

"andrew cooke" <andrew@...> writes:

>From http://www.program-transformation.org/Sdf/WebHome and
> http://lambda-the-ultimate.org/node/view/634 (via a previous email to this
> list on using XSL to manipulate ASTs).

I mentioned some related goodies here:
http://lambda-the-ultimate.org/node/view/634#comment-5501

MetaEnvironment seems like a cool tool, but I've never been able to get it
working on debian/unstable. I wish there were a HOWTO for doing so.


On a related subject, the Yi editor[1] is going to have parser-based modes.
I want to define parsers interactively, much like re-builder in emacs.
If you run M-x re-builder, a second smaller buffer appears. As you edit a regex
in the new buffer, the matched groups and lines are immediately highlighted in
the original buffer.
Do you have any thoughts on what would make that sort of interactive parser
definition easiest? Is there an existing system that already does this?
Any research papers on this sort of subject? I'm open to any input.

[1] http://www.cse.unsw.edu.au/~dons/yi.html
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