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 <email@example.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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