[Mono-list] C# plugin for eclipse
Wed, 16 Jun 2004 12:11:55 -0400
Erik Dasque wrote:
>> If you run Eclipse inside IKVM it could load mcs.exe as an assembly
>> and call into it directly to do the C# parsing. (ie, it *could* run
>> within a Mono VM).
>> I don't know whether we want to limit intellisense to only working if
>> Eclipse is running inside IKVM, though. A bridge to the CLR from a
>> generic JVM using only JNI but providing the same capabilities as
>> IKVM, compatibly, would be the holy grail ;)
> However you could run a process (read mono application) that the C#
> plugin would communicate with and that would tell it what completions
> are. This application could be built using some of the engine work in MD
> (a GUI less MD engine).
Not sure about that, you would have to check licensing issues. As far as
I can remember, the CPL isn't very much of an opensource license, and
might not be GPL compatible, which is what all the MD code is.
>> (With regard to your main point, I don't think that anyone would
>> dispute that getting the basic, minimum features working is a higher
>> priority than the advanced flashy ones, but the question originally
>> asked sounded a lot like "what features do you want?". It's
>> unsurprising that the answers focused on advanced features. "I want it
>> to *work*" is kind of implied...)
> Well, I wanted to make sure those requirements were clear (C# 1.0,
> platforms, eclipse version and mono/mcs integration.
> Once we get that working, the community is likely to pick it up and
> improve it (debugger, form designer, automatic ice cream machine)
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