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Beyond ASCII - Parsing Programs with Graphical Presentations

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Beyond ASCII - Parsing Programs with Graphical Presentations
: Proxima is a generic structure editor suitable for a wide range of structured document types. It allows edit operations on the document structure as well as on its screen representation (i.e. free-text editing), without the need to switch between the two modes. The system maintains a bidirectional mapping between the document structure and its presentation. Besides obvious applications, such as word-processor and spread-sheet editors, Proxima is especially well-suited for defining source editors for programming languages. Presentation-oriented edit operations require that an edited presentation can be parsed to yield an updated document structure. However, conventional parsing techniques cannot readily be applied, since presentations in Proxima are not restricted to text but may also contain graphical elements. For example, an exponential may be presented as 32 . Although this graphical presentation may not be directly edited at the presentation level, its components may. Hence, inst...
Martijn M. Schrage, S. Doaitse Swierstra
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Updated 13 Dec 2010
Type Journal
Year 2008
Where JUCS
Authors Martijn M. Schrage, S. Doaitse Swierstra
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