[erlang-questions] Erlang analysis and refactoring: In Erlang or for Erlang?
Sun Jun 10 23:43:38 CEST 2007
On Jun 10, 2007, at 9:31 PM, Kenneth Lundin wrote:
> I think it is very natural to write refactoring and analysis for
> Erlang in Erlang.
> - There already exist many different parsers, scanners and
> refactoring tools
> for Erlang written in Erlang so it is easy to reuse and improve
> starting from these.
I'm coding in OCaml these days and I was thinking of using it. I
would like to be able to work with abstract syntax trees internally
which means re-parsing the editor buffer often. I'm not sure how
Erlang would handle this task but I'm sure OCaml would not have a
> There is ongoing work on a Wxwidgets binding for Erlang which looks
> really promising. With this it would be possible to write the whole
> graphics in Erlang and get nice native look and feel for Mac OSx,
> Windows, Linux, Solaris .....
Why not gtkNode? I haven't heard of WxWidgets for Erlang.
> I think that approach has a potential to attract a broader audience
> than something working only on Mac OSx which I understand is the
> case with Cocoa.
I've been told that most of laptops at certain technical conferences
are Macs, 8 out of 10 or something like that. I assume this is not
the case at Ericsson, though. Do you guys develop on Windows? Linux?
> Another approach for refactoring tools is to use Eclipse (it is
> Java, I know).
> There is already a project ErlIde http://erlide.sourceforge.net/ where
> there are some refactoring capabilities and more to come.
I've got to have some fun along the road and make sure I enjoy the
process, thus Java is out of my consideration. This is also why I was
thinking about Cocoa, btw.
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