[Mono-list] C# plugin for eclipse

Miguel de Icaza miguel@novell.com
Wed, 16 Jun 2004 13:16:06 -0400


> > 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).

Exactly, you would have to design an RPC mechanism and run the code

> > (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