[Mono-dev] GSoC - AST Verifier for C# compiler

Petr Onderka gsvick at gmail.com
Wed Mar 28 16:50:34 UTC 2012

Thanks. That looks interesting.

Petr Onderka

On Tue, Mar 27, 2012 at 23:56, Mike Krüger <mkrueger at xamarin.com> wrote:
> Hi
> Try to look at NRefactory git://github.com/icsharpcode/NRefactory.git
> The structural visitor was built for that. NRefactory does:
> Text -> Mcs AST -> NRefactory AST
> That AST can generate C# code as text - using the output visitor, or just
> node.GetText().  Therefore it's half way done,
> however I'm sure that there are still things not fully correct, any help
> improving that would be appreciated.
> The NRefactory AST holds lexical informations about the tokens as well, they
> could be checked against the input text. There are 2 projects inside the
> NRefactory solution that may be helful: ConsistencyCheck and AstVerifier
> (it's very, very basic).
> Regards
> Mike
>> Hi,
>> as a backup if my first proposed project doesn't get selected,
>> I'm looking into implementing the project “AST Verifier for C# compiler”.
>> The project statement says to implement an AST visitor and I have
>> looked around and found the class StructuralVisitor.
>> It seems to be exactly what I need, except it doesn't do anything by
>> itself.
>> I would expect it to visit the whole tree (just like ExpressionVisitor
>> does for Expressions),
>> so that I can implement only the parts that are relevant to me (in
>> this case, generating the C# code).
>> Is there some code that already does that?
>> Or at least some code that implements StructuralVisitor that I could look
>> at?
>> If not, that's fine, and I can do it myself. I just don't want to
>> duplicate work already done by others.
>> Petr Onderka
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