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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: [classlib] Preprocessor
Date Tue, 31 Oct 2006 21:02:19 GMT

Tim Ellison wrote:
> Geir Magnusson Jr. wrote:
>> Tim Ellison wrote:
>>> Right, but you (Mr Harmony developer) don't modify the 'processed code',
>>> you work in the 'code w/ preprocessor statements', so you probably want
>>> the code you are modifying to be real, compilable Java code too.
>> Agreed, but I was thinking though about "Mrs Java developer"
> Yep, she works with the post-processed source.  Then we have the 'Men
> are from Mars, ...' conversation about "the bug on line 42" ;-)
>>> However, assuming you want the code you modify to be basically Java, you
>>> might as well make it real Java.  It then makes sense for it to be valid
>>> as Big Java (SE), and existing editors can be used on it without the
>>> preprocessor as a poor-man's Harmony IDE.
>> Agreed this is ideal.  So what are the options?
> We spoke of them already: annotations, structured comments, look-aside
> tables, etc.  Pick your poison.

You sound like we came to an actual conclusion with any of these. 
Anything concrete to suggest?


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