[Mono-dev] CodeDom API implementation
Miguel de Icaza
miguel at novell.com
Tue Apr 17 11:33:48 EDT 2007
> I am interested by using the codeDom API in order to build AST trees
> from .NET sources...
> The well known problem of this Microsoft API is that it lacks lots of
> stuffs (even within the latest .Net 3.0 framework).
CodeDOM is merely an API for generating source code, it is not complete
enough to be an AST.
> Thus, I would like to know if the Mono project community has already
> taken these lacks into consideration and if, in a close future, we would
> find a complete codeDom API...
ASTs are very language specific, building a general purpose one is not
viable (unless you make it so abstract to be close to useless).
Alternatively LINQ has something that can be used for code generation.
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