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C# CodeDOM

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Feb 13, 2007 at 8:28 AM
Hi Robin

I love your C# parser especially since its been modified by Denis to support C# 2.0, thank you very much!

I would like write a C# CodeDom, one that supports every C# 2.0 language construct and supports construction of the CodeDOM from the Token-Tree created by C# Parser but also manually from code. This CodeDOM could be used for many purposes but I would like to use it for language translation, namely C# 2.0 -> ActionScript 3 and C# 2.0 -> JavaScript. Possibly later on a compiler can be added, targeting Mono or .Net Framework and maybe even Flash.

Now I am aware that you have already been involved in similar projects and this might seem like old hat but maybe you see the benefit of such a CodeDOM and the real question is: would you like it to be part of this project?

Would appreciate your input.


Feb 13, 2007 at 6:48 PM
Hey Huw,

I'm currently working on a prerequisite for ToCodeDom and will then move to that.
If you like, and Robin OKs it and adds you to the project, we'll join forces. :)

Feb 14, 2007 at 5:04 PM
Hi Omer

That sounds good but could you explain what work is entailed in the prerequisite work you're doing?

Feb 14, 2007 at 7:28 PM
I'm currently working on a name resolver (e.g. is this method really a method or an event? does a type really exist?). Some of these will be used to write a correct graph.

Dec 28, 2007 at 8:21 PM
Hi, huw and Omer

I am interested in knowing what the progress is for th ToCodeDom project. I am looking for a C# parser that is fully compatible with Microsoft's CodeDom. I would like to see that a code compile unit object be returned from the parser so that i can generate or compile code on the fly. I downloaded the latest source code which supports C# 2.0. But I did not seem to find anything refering to Code Compile Unit. Please kindly keep me in the loop by posting here or email me directly.

Dec 29, 2007 at 11:12 AM
Hi Yansong,

I'm sorry, but I've pretty much abandoned this project in the past few months due to lack of time and well... interest on my side. You see - since Microsoft have simply decided to kill off CodeDom, which is my expression for not updating, debugging or even talking about it in the past two versions of the Framework, I don't see a point in this continuing as a project.

Jan 4, 2008 at 3:22 PM
Well, if you guys aren't doing CodeDOM, maybe you can create something of anequivalent. I mean, one of the goals of these parsers is to make facilities for analysing and querying code, which is difficult without an object model.
Mar 20, 2008 at 5:51 AM
Hey, just fyi, I am going to be needing to work on a unified reflection / codedom model for C# for my thesis project. IF anyone is interested, shoot me an email or post a reply here.
Mar 20, 2008 at 6:05 AM
I would also be interested in getting a backend written for the compiler as well.