[antlr-interest] generating formatted java code from an AST

Vaios Kalpias akiskal at hol.gr
Mon Mar 27 08:10:27 PST 2006

Andy Tripp wrote:

> Vaios Kalpias wrote:
>> Hello everybody. I want to generate java code from a given antlr AST 
>> tree. I know about the JavaEmitter class, but this class is outdated, 
>> as it works only for Java 1.3. Does anybody know where I can get an 
>> updated version of the class for Java 1.5? Or maybe you could tell me 
>> if there is something similar I could use... I tried to update 
>> JavaEmitter on my own, but there are a lot of things I don't 
>> understand yet. So any help would be appreciated, because this is 
>> extremely important for me!
>> Thx a lot!
>> Vaios.
> I'll try to update my JavaEmitter to work with Java 1.5 over the next 
> few days.
> On a related note, I've build a prototype of a WYSIWYG AST Emitter. 
> You feed it the ANTLRTokenTypes.txt file and and any AST,
> and then you see the AST in a tree on the left and the pretty output 
> on the right. You then specify how each
> AST node type should be displayed by clicking various nodes in the 
> tree and setting properties, and you see the
> pretty output get prettier as you do it. It's pretty cool. I was able 
> to build a JavaEmitter without any programming in
> just a few minutes. This will take a few weeks to a few months to 
> clean up and make it more generic so that it works
> with any sort of AST.
> Andy
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I'd be glad to help you if you want, because Im working on my thesis and 
it's very important for me to do it before say august. The updated 
version is what is important for me...Please contact me to talk about 
it! (akiskal at hol.gr)

Nice idea about the GUI btw!

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