Lecture 4: Syntactic Editor Services
In this lecture we study applications of syntax definitions in various syntactic editor services, tools that are applied by integrated development environments (IDEs) to assist programmers, such as syntax checking, syntax coloring/highlighting, formatting, and code completion. In particular, we look into how such tools can be automatically and generically be generated from syntax definitions.
- syntactic editor services
- pretty-printing, template productions
- syntactic completion
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