Future work in ParseTools


Things waiting to be done in the future.

  • Develop a database for describing commands (argument lists, retrurn values, behaviour with respect to the environment (traces, ...)).
  • The immediately important part of the above is describing the possible argument lists for a command / set of commands. This is the one required thing without which recursive parsing of scripts for 'if', 'while', etc. is simply not possible.
  • Higher level operations (cross referencing, debugger instrumentation, documentation extraction, call trees, variable usage, ...). These are more things belonging into a separate package, they are more application level, not extension level.
  • ...
  • Anybody out there wishing more ? Feel free to send me suggestions and/or code for new transformations.

© Andreas Kupries
Last update at Fri Apr 27 00:47:30 CEST 2001