Error highlighting with custom compiler


I've been checking out the Language Plugin documentations for IntelliJ IDEA. From what I can tell, the documentation seems to suggest to develop a lexer, parser etc. in Java. Is it not possible to integrate an already existing compiler? All I'd like to do is to run my compiler (written in C) every time the source code is changed, and display any errors inline, by parsing the output of the compiler. Is this possible? Thanks for any suggestions!

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You can do so (for example, by writing an external annotator), but this will give you maybe 3% of a feature set of a properly written language plugin.


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