support for editing java-like files (AspectJ, jg, jse, etc.)

Now that it sounds like we might see IDEA support both AspectJ and
Java Generics in the next version, I'm wondering if this can be done
in some sort of pluggable way.

These tools (AJ & JG) have at least 2 effects on editing Java code:
1) making normal Java code need different annotations
2) changing the syntax of what is parsed

Is it possible (and not too hard) to make these changes in a pluggable
way that would support other tools that have these characteristics?

My favorite "other tool" example is Java Syntactic Extender
(http://www.ai.mit.edu/~jrb/jse/). It would be great to have support
for JSE in the next IDEA, but if it doesn't make their feature cut, it
would be nice to be able to add that support using the plugin API.

What do people think?


Neil

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Now that it sounds like we might see IDEA support both AspectJ and
Java Generics in the next version, I'm wondering if this can be done
in some sort of pluggable way.


AFAIK no plans for the next version have been announced, haven't they?

--
Valentin Kipiatkov
JetBrains, Inc
http://www.intellij.com
"Develop with pleasure!"


"Neil Galarneau" <neil@codemesh.com> wrote in message
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Now that it sounds like we might see IDEA support both AspectJ and
Java Generics in the next version, I'm wondering if this can be done
in some sort of pluggable way.

>

These tools (AJ & JG) have at least 2 effects on editing Java code:
1) making normal Java code need different annotations
2) changing the syntax of what is parsed

>

Is it possible (and not too hard) to make these changes in a pluggable
way that would support other tools that have these characteristics?

>

My favorite "other tool" example is Java Syntactic Extender
(http://www.ai.mit.edu/~jrb/jse/). It would be great to have support
for JSE in the next IDEA, but if it doesn't make their feature cut, it
would be nice to be able to add that support using the plugin API.

>

What do people think?

>
>

Neil

>


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On Wed, 23 Oct 2002 22:52:12 +0400, "Valentin Kipiatkov"
<valentin@intellij.com> wrote:

>> Now that it sounds like we might see IDEA support both AspectJ and
>> Java Generics in the next version, I'm wondering if this can be done
>> in some sort of pluggable way.
>
>AFAIK no plans for the next version have been announced, haven't they?

It wasn't stated definitively, but it was stated that it was desired
to support both AJ & JG. That is why my statement was so tentative
("sounds like we might see") and not definite ("since we will see").

Neil

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