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reply unDEFER <undefer gmail.com> writes:
Hello!
I have written my text editor with highlighting, and now I want 
to add IDE features to it.
I want to make autocompletion, but not only complete members of 
class/struct, but also all functions which maybe used with type, 
if the first argument of the function is this type. I.e. in 
"a".fromStringz() style instead of fromStringz(a).

For it I will take editable now sources, add to it lines like 
this:

   foreach(d; __traits(allMembers, std.string))
   {
       if (is(typeof(mixin("\"abc\"."~d~"()"))))
	  pragma(msg, "\"abc\"."~d~"()" );
   }

So it will print all methods which can be called for strings as 
"abc".function().
And I want to compile this file with options "-c -o-".
The problem that compilation for files with avarage count of 
imports may take e.g. 7 seconds..

7 seconds is too long to wait autocompletion.
But compiler really do this "task" with autocompletion requests 
very fast.

And I think how to implement the next:
Add the task to some other file task.d. import it to the first 
file with mixin(import("task.d")). Change syscall open() to my 
function which if will see that it opens "task.d" waiting the 
time when user will ask autocomplete (press Ctrl-space), and then 
write the task to "task.d" and continue execution of compiler...

The problem that I see in this conception is that seems not 
possible write such import which will be imported only when 
compiler starts handle templates and simultaneously in the place 
where will be accessed all local variables of a function.

Any ideas?
Jul 25
parent reply Andrea Fontana <nospam example.com> writes:
On Tuesday, 25 July 2017 at 10:06:47 UTC, unDEFER wrote:
 Any ideas?
I think you should use/contribute to DCD project https://github.com/dlang-community/DCC Andrea
Jul 25
parent reply Andrea Fontana <nospam example.com> writes:
On Tuesday, 25 July 2017 at 10:23:33 UTC, Andrea Fontana wrote:
 On Tuesday, 25 July 2017 at 10:06:47 UTC, unDEFER wrote:
 Any ideas?
I think you should use/contribute to DCD project https://github.com/dlang-community/DCC Andrea
Sorry, this is the right link: https://github.com/dlang-community/DCD
Jul 25
parent reply unDEFER <undefer gmail.com> writes:
On Tuesday, 25 July 2017 at 10:24:13 UTC, Andrea Fontana wrote:
 On Tuesday, 25 July 2017 at 10:23:33 UTC, Andrea Fontana wrote:
 On Tuesday, 25 July 2017 at 10:06:47 UTC, unDEFER wrote:
 Any ideas?
I think you should use/contribute to DCD project https://github.com/dlang-community/DCC Andrea
Sorry, this is the right link: https://github.com/dlang-community/DCD
Yes this project where "Not working: UFCS suggestions and That one feature that you REALLY needed".. I want to have all features that I really need :-) But If I will not find how do UFCS suggestions fast, I probably will use DCD for all other things..
Jul 25
next sibling parent reply Andrea Fontana <nospam example.com> writes:
On Tuesday, 25 July 2017 at 10:32:11 UTC, unDEFER wrote:
 Yes this project where "Not working: UFCS suggestions and That 
 one feature that you REALLY needed".. I want to have all 
 features that I really need :-)
 But If I will not find how do UFCS suggestions fast, I probably 
 will use DCD for all other things..
If you want to add UFCS suggestions to DCD it would be useful for your project and all other IDEs too! Andrea
Jul 25
parent reply unDEFER <undefer gmail.com> writes:
On Tuesday, 25 July 2017 at 10:35:14 UTC, Andrea Fontana wrote:

 If you want to add UFCS suggestions to DCD it would be useful 
 for your project and all other IDEs too!

 Andrea
Thank you, I will think. But if it was easy, authors self would do it :-)
Jul 25
parent reply Andrea Fontana <nospam example.com> writes:
On Tuesday, 25 July 2017 at 10:45:38 UTC, unDEFER wrote:
 On Tuesday, 25 July 2017 at 10:35:14 UTC, Andrea Fontana wrote:

 If you want to add UFCS suggestions to DCD it would be useful 
 for your project and all other IDEs too!

 Andrea
Thank you, I will think. But if it was easy, authors self would do it :-)
Did you try with [1]? [1] http://forum.dlang.org/post/okktlu$2bin$1 digitalmars.com
Jul 26
parent unDEFER <undefer gmail.com> writes:
On Wednesday, 26 July 2017 at 07:41:20 UTC, Andrea Fontana wrote:
 Did you try with [1]?

 [1] http://forum.dlang.org/post/okktlu$2bin$1 digitalmars.com
Thank you, interesting. But I'm afraid it is not enough.
Jul 26
prev sibling parent reply Basile B. <b787temp gmx.com> writes:
On Tuesday, 25 July 2017 at 10:32:11 UTC, unDEFER wrote:
 On Tuesday, 25 July 2017 at 10:24:13 UTC, Andrea Fontana wrote:
 On Tuesday, 25 July 2017 at 10:23:33 UTC, Andrea Fontana wrote:
 On Tuesday, 25 July 2017 at 10:06:47 UTC, unDEFER wrote:
 Any ideas?
I think you should use/contribute to DCD project https://github.com/dlang-community/DCC Andrea
Sorry, this is the right link: https://github.com/dlang-community/DCD
Yes this project where "Not working: UFCS suggestions and That one feature that you REALLY needed".. I want to have all features that I really need :-) But If I will not find how do UFCS suggestions fast, I probably will use DCD for all other things..
I think that you underestimate the amount of work needed and your solution which is to use the compiler with -o- looks bad. What you really need is a compiler front-end which is basically what libdparse + DSymbol are. DCD uses them.
Jul 25
parent unDEFER <undefer gmail.com> writes:
On Tuesday, 25 July 2017 at 10:42:40 UTC, Basile B. wrote:

 I think that you underestimate the amount of work needed and 
 your solution which is to use the compiler with -o- looks bad. 
 What you really need is a compiler front-end which is basically 
 what libdparse + DSymbol are. DCD uses them.
No, with feature like auto func() and void templ(T)(T a) if (is(a)) {} It is impossible to consider all it by myself. It means write the second compiler. So I just want to use the ready compiler.
Jul 25