From: Eric Schulte <email@example.com> To: Thorsten <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: email@example.com Subject: Re: Another gsoc idea -- ragel Date: Fri, 09 Mar 2012 10:04:46 -0700 [thread overview] Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> (raw) In-Reply-To: <email@example.com> (Thorsten's message of "Fri, 09 Mar 2012 16:51:47 +0100") Thorsten <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes: > Rustom Mody <email@example.com> writes: > >> Ragel http://www.complang.org/ragel/ is a tool that integrates regular >> expressions and state machines under one umbrella. >> It has backends currently for C, C++, Objective-C, D, Java and Ruby. >> I do not think having an elisp backend would be a very big task. >> >> After that (in my estimate) org-mode code would (could) become half as >> long and twice as fast -- at least those sections that are heavily >> regex oriented > > I took the freedom to add your (slightly modified) proposal to the GSoC > 2012 ideas page: > http://orgmode.org/worg/org-contrib/gsoc2012/orgmode-gsoc2012-ideas.html Perhaps related to this proposal would be a project to formally specify Org-mode's syntax. I'm thinking this could be an extension of the truly remarkable formalization work recently undertaken by Nicolas in support of his Org-mode AST representation and exporter, but with more of a focus on specification in such a way as to facilitate developing Org-mode parsers in other languages, be they Ragel, OCaml , VIM , Haskell (e.g., pandoc ), or scripting languages to allow exporting without Emacs (e.g., a replacement for org-ruby ) for use at github, wikis or any website in which Emacs is too large of a dependency. Cheers, Footnotes:  http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.emacs.orgmode/52736  http://www.vim.org/scripts/script.php?script_id=3342  http://johnmacfarlane.net/pandoc/  http://orgmode.org/worg/org-tutorials/org-ruby.html -- Eric Schulte http://cs.unm.edu/~eschulte/
prev parent reply other threads:[~2012-03-09 17:05 UTC|newest] Thread overview: 3+ messages / expand[flat|nested] mbox.gz Atom feed top 2012-03-09 14:54 Rustom Mody 2012-03-09 15:51 ` Thorsten 2012-03-09 17:04 ` Eric Schulte [this message]
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