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From Erik Hatcher <>
Subject Re: Lucene app to index Java code
Date Thu, 04 Sep 2003 14:45:57 GMT
On Thursday, September 4, 2003, at 09:19  AM, petite_abeille wrote:
>> - XDoclet could be used to sweep through Java code and build a 
>> text/XML file as richly as you'd like from the information there 
>> (complete with JavaDoc tags, which Zapata will miss :)),
> Correct. This happen to be on purpose :) Does XDoclet build an 
> "intertwingled" object graph of your code along the way? Performing a 
> plain search on a code base is pretty trivial... what seems to be more 
> interesting would be to put that in context.

Yes, XDoclet builds a complete object graph of all the source files you 
hand it (as an Ant <fileset>).  It actually even does binary class 
interpretation for the information it needs to construct a full 
object-graph if some dependencies are in the classpath of the taskdef 
as well.

> Zapata does something along the line of what MagicHat does for 
> Objective-C:

Very cool.  You rock!


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