February 18, 2008
From a very first view building a database model around *D* sources is as easy as Customer - Order - OrderDetail.
(Project - Package/Directory - Source)

Source revision could be implemented using db-journaling  or a though db-triggers.(whatever you want, but depends on the DBMS)
Branches are more or less snapshots/views and even a ticket system is just another db-table. (in a bad designed db-model ;) )

This model (in fact a simplified model! ) is what I am using in my IDE.

A Question :
Is a D source file a UNIT ?

...at least when we do traditional source-code editing, Yes. Here even simple things (elements) like an email address, a http link are  not handled  by current systems.

Not good enough (tm)! Instead I imagine a Tool that is more flexible,: In no particular order; Builtins :A formula editor, visual module dependecies, visual code metrics, visual objects, Multi user support (collaboration).
builtin Prolog Engine. (Yes, instead of LISP) ++++
(Builtins should be designed as runtime loadable plugins).

Nothing new,so far: google for the Andrew GUI (if you like) native Oberon has such features for quit a while,  there is a phd (i think) text too , called Text-Ing applications. (The Text-Ing stands for Text-engineering  )

Okay, now finally :) to my question. How to serialze this stuff. In other words I have no idea how to store this kind of content into a RDBMS.
ORM seems to be a possible solution but I dunno. Maybe using something similar to CA's  Jasmine DB ...  Ideas ?
Next: Do YOU see a need for extending code editors functionality, or am I the only one ?
any Feedback is welcome, bjoern









February 20, 2008
Bjoern escribiĆ³:
> Next: Do YOU see a need for extending code editors functionality, or am I the only one ?

I do see a need for this, as it allows your IDE to potentially do antyhing a user wishes. In fact, you can implement a "copy latex forumla" as a Descent plugin. You can also do the "module dependencies" and "visual code metrics" as Descent plugins right now, so it's definitely very useful to have a plugin-enabled IDE.

> A Question :
> Is a D source file a UNIT ?

No... I see top level declarations as units, which are grouped in source files, which are grouped in packages, etc.
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