A notes formula engine parser in java with ANTLR  
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: Axel Janssen6869 08 Jan 2008
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This won't get many promotes, though I think it would be great to have.
Domain Specific languages are getting more and more interest. Now notes formula language owns a lot of similarities with domain specific languages.
With ANTLR and other tools on the Java side, there are now effective tools to create interpreters for domain specific languages.
Once a non-Domino interpreter of formula language does exist, debugging, unit testing, refactoring and perhaps learning of notes formula language would become much easier. Aditionally it could be plugged into my soon-to-be released mock framework for the Domino Java Api a lot simpler (see link).
Also it would make for a interesting open source projects for those interested in learning writing a language interpreter.
 



1) Craig Wiseman24988 (16 Jan 2008)
Hmmm. I just ran that through my Techlish -> English translator. I think it makes sense....
2) Axel Janssen6869 (16 Jan 2008)
It would be really awsome if people take interest in that. I will release soon the mock framework for writing java for domino. Its based on the idea to write a little single user , in-memory database implementation of the domino java api in java without any dependencies to Notes.jar. Of course it doesn't yet support all the features of the Domino API (for example not a single method of RichTextTable, heck not even a single method of RichTextItem), but I use it myself, when I write agents and stuff and will further work on it. In part, because its fun. Now a java implementation would improve the view-selection and column-formula story of that framework (currently only @all and fieldNames are supported and all the other @formulas unfortunatedly not). Also ANTLR is interesting in itselves. I will start to dig that and if I see something like a path to get that done, you will be informed.










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