[Mono-list] C# plugin for eclipse

Todd Berman tberman@sevenl.net
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)
> Erik
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