[mercury-users] language sensitive editors (was: Lisp-like syntax for Mercury)

Tom Howland Tom at Tomzilla.org
Wed Jun 12 05:19:56 AEST 2002

Richard A. O'Keefe wrote:

>There was a vogue for language-sensitive editors.  What happened to them?
The latest IDE's for Java come pretty close. Although the automatic 
indentation for Java that comes with recent versions of XEmacs is better 
than any I've seen from a Java IDE, current Java IDE's such as JBuilder 
are constantly parsing your source as you are typing it in, attempting 
to give you reasonable auto-completion and enumerating syntactic errors 
unobstrusively in a tree view separate from your editor pane. Unresolved 
symbols are underlined like a typo would be indicated by MS Word.

There are other things happening with Java that harken back to LISP 
machine days. There is BeanShell ( http://www.beanshell.org/ ) that is 
essentially a Java command line interpretor which reminds me of the 
Rational Ada Machine.

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