Proposal: Javac Abstract Syntax Tree Viewer
jan.lahoda at oracle.com
Fri May 2 11:10:51 UTC 2014
I was not considering that so far. I might have been confusing saying
"graphical". What I meant so far was a GUI, not painting the AST as a
graph. My current prototype is simply a text pane showing the source
code and a tree view showing the AST for the source code.
On 05/02/2014 07:48 AM, Volker Simonis wrote:
> Hi Jan,
> will this new tool integrate with and/or reuse parts of the Ideal Graph
> Visualizer ,  already used in HotSpot and Graal?
>  http://ssw.jku.at/General/Staff/TW/igv.html
>  https://wikis.oracle.com/display/HotSpotInternals/IdealGraphVisualizer
> On Monday, April 28, 2014, Jan Lahoda <jan.lahoda at oracle.com
> <mailto:jan.lahoda at oracle.com>> wrote:
> I would like to propose a tool for inclusion to the Code Tools project:
> Tool Name: Javac Abstract Syntax Tree Viewer
> Summary: Graphical viewer for inspection of AST, and other data,
> produced by the standard Java compiler, javac.
> Proposed By: Jan Lahoda
> The way javac models source code is not always easy to grasp,
> despite all attempts to make it as convenient as possible. Being
> able to actually see and inspect the AST and related information
> using a convenient UI is therefore very useful.
> Hereby, a GUI tool to visualize javac ASTs and related information
> is proposed for the Code Tools project. The primary target audience
> of the tool are clients using the javac source code modeling APIs.
> Secondary target audience are javac developers themselves. The tool
> should therefore also support inspection of javac internal aspects
> of the model.
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