Any chance of you turning this into a daemon? Something likt margo or
gocode?
On 29 Jul 2013 11:05, "qznc" <q...@web.de> wrote:

> On Saturday, 27 July 2013 at 22:27:35 UTC, Brian Schott wrote:
>
>> DScanner is a tool for analyzing D source code. It has the following
>> features:
>>
>> * Prints out a complete AST of a source file in XML format.
>> * Syntax checks code and prints warning/error messages
>> * Prints a listing of modules imported by a source file
>> * Syntax highlights code in HTML format
>> * Provides more meaningful "line of code" count than wc
>> * Counts tokens in a source file
>>
>> The lexer/parser/AST are located in the "std/d" directory in the
>> repository. These files should prove useful to anyone else working on D
>> tooling.
>>
>> https://github.com/**Hackerpilot/Dscanner<https://github.com/Hackerpilot/Dscanner>
>>
>> Aside: the D grammar that I reverse-engineered can be located here:
>> https://rawgithub.com/**Hackerpilot/DGrammar/master/**grammar.html<https://rawgithub.com/Hackerpilot/DGrammar/master/grammar.html>
>>
>
> Dscanner looks like a good starting point for a code formatting tool (like
> gofmt). However, there seems to be a tradeoff with performance involved.
> For compilation you want a fast lexer and parser. For formatting you need
> to preserve comments, though.
>
> For example, convert this from source to AST to source without losing the
> comments:
>
> void /*hello*/ /*world*/ main () { }
>

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