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From Jonathan Campos <>
Subject Re: Proposition :: ASDoc and compiler adjustments
Date Wed, 04 Jan 2012 22:45:39 GMT
Go for it

On Wed, Jan 4, 2012 at 4:40 PM, Michael Schmalle <>wrote:

> Hi,
> I do not have a lot of experience with the actual compiler and asdoc tool
> but that has not stopped me from having fun with parsers and AST. :)
> I am wondering if there is any interest in creating some apis in the
> compiler that jive with the asdoc tool(modifying the asdoc tool). I'm going
> to be looking into the source code of this tomorrow so I will have a clear
> understanding of what the work would be.
> My idea is this; If we could allow public api in both tools that expose
> themselves through java it would allow 3rd party developers and
> applications that could be made to enhance the documentation process
> through formatters and asdoc editor applications.
> This a highlevel idea but I have already written such an application using
> the jasblocks and asblocks AST framework, that are used to create a user
> interface into creating asdoc comments and such through visual editing of
> descriptions and tags.
> No more typing  /** ... */ is what I mean, the editor using the AST
> reinserts the comment using tokens.
> I have found taking the actual documentation process out of the IDE's code
> view allows for better documentation and actual revelation that creating
> great docs can be fun.
> Any interest?
> Mike

Jonathan Campos
Dallas Flex User Group Manager

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