ECMAscript Compatability and the adoption of non-java related languages

I know this probably a little off topic for this forum, but its the closest
newsgroup I could find to the question.

I use IDEA heavily for Java development (standalone apps and servlets
mainly), but the power of the other tools (such as HTML / XML parsing
tools - especially refactoring, folding and cvs integration) has spread its
use to areas of the team that dont use it for Java at all. In fact - they
actually use it for XML editing as well as editing ActionScript and
Javascript as plain text.


Will IDEA ever adopt these people who are desperate to use such a leading
editor and expand its wings to support things like Javascript / ActionScript
(both ECMAscript based) / even PHP, ASP, Perl and other scripting
languages - or is it going to remain rigidly focused on the Java community?


Note: There is a tracker item for including Javascript parsing support in
idea already - http://www.intellij.net/tracker/idea/viewSCR?publicId=12309


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Hehe, yup, I wish we had that too. As you see, I posted the request in May
and no one commented anything.

I'm happy I'm not alone in my request.

I can tell you that JetBrains are recruiting C# people. What does this tell
you?

I believe they could pretty much use a subset of their code understanding
features with slight modifications for JavaScript.

Just imagine writing a JavaScript function and having a red line when you
misspell something :)

Oh, well, we can continue to dream :))

Amnon


"Dan Hardiker" <dhardiker@eorigen.com> wrote in message
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I know this probably a little off topic for this forum, but its the

closest

newsgroup I could find to the question.

>

I use IDEA heavily for Java development (standalone apps and servlets
mainly), but the power of the other tools (such as HTML / XML parsing
tools - especially refactoring, folding and cvs integration) has spread

its

use to areas of the team that dont use it for Java at all. In fact - they
actually use it for XML editing as well as editing ActionScript and
Javascript as plain text.

>
>

Will IDEA ever adopt these people who are desperate to use such a leading
editor and expand its wings to support things like Javascript /

ActionScript

(both ECMAscript based) / even PHP, ASP, Perl and other scripting
languages - or is it going to remain rigidly focused on the Java

community?
>
>

Note: There is a tracker item for including Javascript parsing support in
idea already - http://www.intellij.net/tracker/idea/viewSCR?publicId=12309

>
>

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Dan Hardiker
ADAM Software & Systems Engineer
eOrigen

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Hi,

"Amnon I. Govrin" <agovrin@freshwater.com> wrote in message
news:bemr4g$itp$1@is.intellij.net...

...
I can tell you that JetBrains are recruiting C# people. What does this

tell

you?

...


C# is very closely related to Java (at least syntaxically), so thats not an
incredible leap into enabling users of other languages to be able to use
IDEA's features.

The features which really makes IDEA stand out from the crowd are things
which other editors dont seem to offer (not together at least). Not least is
the CVS integration / diffing and folding support - which could easily be
done on any type of file in any language (eg: PHP / ActionScript). Syntax
Highlighting and Language Constructs could be accomplished with regular
expressions / definiton files (as so many editors support nowadays - eg:
editplus)

...
I believe they could pretty much use a subset of their code understanding
features with slight modifications for JavaScript.

>

Just imagine writing a JavaScript function and having a red line when you
misspell something :)

...


All depends on how IDEA is written Im guessing, but I figure it wouldnt be
such an effort to do. I think its just a matter of "if" JetBrains want that
functionality / software direction rather than "how hard" would it be to put
it in.

I would be interested to hear what the guys at JetBrains / IntelliJ have in
mind for project projection with regards to features like this.


--
Dan Hardiker
ADAM Software & Systems Engineer
eOrigen
Hi,

"Amnon I. Govrin" <agovrin@freshwater.com> wrote in message
news:bemr4g$itp$1@is.intellij.net...

...
I can tell you that JetBrains are recruiting C# people. What does this

tell

you?

...


C# is very closely related to Java (at least syntaxically), so thats not an
incredible leap into enabling users of other languages to be able to use
IDEA's features.

The features which really makes IDEA stand out from the crowd are things
which other editors dont seem to offer (not together at least). Not least is
the CVS integration / diffing and folding support - which could easily be
done on any type of file in any language (eg: PHP / ActionScript). Syntax
Highlighting and Language Constructs could be accomplished with regular
expressions / definiton files (as so many editors support nowadays - eg:
editplus)

...
I believe they could pretty much use a subset of their code understanding
features with slight modifications for JavaScript.

>

Just imagine writing a JavaScript function and having a red line when you
misspell something :)

...


All depends on how IDEA is written Im guessing, but I figure it wouldnt be
such an effort to do. I think its just a matter of "if" JetBrains want that
functionality / software direction rather than "how hard" would it be to put
it in.

I would be interested to hear what the guys at JetBrains / IntelliJ have in
mind for project projection with regards to features like this.


--
Dan Hardiker
ADAM Software & Systems Engineer
eOrigen


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