[mcclim-devel] More power to Drei

Troels Henriksen athas at sigkill.dk
Sun Nov 11 08:39:44 UTC 2007

Christophe Rhodes <csr21 at cantab.net> writes:

> * being able to do (accept 'chord-ontology-token) and have the user
>   input coloured in red unless it's valid, and be given the parse tree
>   on return;

This sounds very useful for all the various kinds of special-purpose
textual input formats applications are likely to use.

> * being able to use Chord Ontology syntax in a buffer, where there is
>   no parse per se, but the buffer is lexed according to the token
>   syntax.

I don't understand this. How would you have a buffer syntax with "no
parse per se"?

> Is this sensible, worthwhile, possible, easy?  I would have thought
> that we would have essentially all the components already, and it was
> a matter of gluing them together, but maybe I'm forgetting a snag?

I would think this is possible, we already have a state machine,
cl-automaton, I think it can be adapted for this purpose.

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