AFAIK, gradle team tells tooling that want to understand gradle build files
is to use and *run* gradle-tooling-api to parse it. Don't try parse it.
I believe eclipse plugin uses that.
(it's one of the reasons I'm not really happy about gradle since its
dog start/slow to run on large set of projects - they keep saying that
will improve though...)
On Mon, May 06, 2013 at 07:27:20PM -0400, Lincoln Baxter, III wrote:
Thank you so much for your proposal! We have reviewed your submission and
so far all the mentors have given it a high rating :)
I took a look at your prototype groovy-manager project, which looks very
interesting. You are doing source parsing for groovy, which is pretty
While writing a parser from scratch can be a thrilling challenge, I have to
say that it can be quite a burden! We started writing our own Java-parser
for Forge, but quickly came to find that even parsing a type-safe language
is incredibly difficult.
We ended up using the Eclipse JDT as a base implementation for our
Have you looked for any Groovy parsers that may already exist today? This
would give you a quick boost when working on this project. It may be the
case that the parser would require some usability improvements to make
integration with Forge simpler, and simpler for plugin devs, but I think it
is safe to say that a search for existing parsers is warranted.
If a suitable parser can be found, I would suggest that we revise your
proposal to allow for several weeks to become familiar with that parser,
and then allocate the rest of the time to actually working with it to
implement the gradle support.
I'd suggest starting here, with the Groovy Eclipse Plugin - they almost
certainly already support groovy syntax:
The problem with writing your own parser is that you have to maintain it :)
Better to delegate.
On Sun, May 5, 2013 at 5:05 PM, Adam Wyłuda <adamwyl92(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello JBoss community,
> This year I want to participate in an OS project and GSoC gives me great
> opportunity to do so.
> Here is my idea as GSoC 2013 proposal:
> I'd be very happy to hear your opinions (I hope it's not too late).
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Lincoln Baxter, III
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