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From robert burrell donkin <robertdon...@mac.com>
Subject Re: ECS2?
Date Mon, 06 Aug 2001 20:28:07 GMT

On Monday, August 6, 2001, at 07:47 PM, Stephan Nagy wrote:

> <snip>
>
> robert burrell donkin wrote:
>
>> most times i've used generation before i've had a pretty good 
>> understanding of the code. i really can't say that about ecs2. what i 
>> need to move forward on generation is to focus on just one ecs package - 
>> let's say rtf - and get templates that seem to work ok for that. then 
>> they can be rolled out and refined as we go. what would be really useful 
>> for me is just one or two typical example classes from rtf hand-coded. i 
>> can then use these as a base-line and attempt to generate to them (ie. 
>> have a template that produces identical output for those classes). once 
>> i've got to that stage i'd need you to go through and take a look at the 
>> complete rtf package and make sure that the generation's working ok. we 
>> can then try to generate everything and maybe create some junit tests 
>> for the major packages so we can make sure that the stuff works. then we'
>> d need to start tweaking by hand - and we'd be committed to the 
>> generated code.
>
> Agreed.
>
>>
>>
>> another issue is one of the main features of ecs are all those really 
>> handy methods which can't really be generated. from what i can see, the 
>> work on html seems to have stalled (i'm happy to be corrected, though). 
>> so even once we've got a set of templates that you, we'll still need to 
>> go through and transfer methods across.
>
> Yeah, If we can cut down on 70% of the generation of the initial html 
> element code the biggest barrier will be crossed,  It's alot easier/fun 
> to code useful methods/constructors then it is a bunch of accessors. Nope,
>  I'd pretty much agree html is pretty much stalled.
>> if you could find the time just to code one or two typical rtf elements 
>> (i shouldn't need more than that), then i'll start to work on creating 
>> templates for the generation.
>
> Ok, I can do that their isn't much to rtf.

cool :)

- robert

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