Thursday, July 07, 2011

I've been playing around with a crazy idea ...

I've been playing around with a crazy idea of recreating Eclipse JDT tooling with XText.

While it does sound a fair bit more than a little crazy, it appeals to me for few reasons:
  1. It would give me great opportunity to learn XText and test it in a non-trivial setting.
  2. It would give me great opportunity to learn more about Java the language.
  3. Having Java source code parsed into a well defined EMF structure opens up JDT to all the  goodness of EMF tooling that has been developed over these past years.
It seems like an interesting idea. I wonder if I actually get around to giving it a try...
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