Last week another update of the ANTLR4 Visual Studio Code extension went out and now you can debug your grammars with it. The extension supports debugging of grammar files (parser rules only). At least internal code generation must be enabled to allow debugging (which is the default and requires a
A few days ago Terence Parr merged the ANTLR4 C++ runtime into the main ANTLR4 repository. So it is now part of the official distribution. I had some trouble getting the runtime tests compiling on Travis CI but finally the job is done. Let’s celebrate the achievement.
So far I’ve been an enthusiastic user of ANTLR3, mostly for the MySQL Workbench product, where I based all the parsing infrastructure on the ANTLR3 C runtime. However, with the appearence of v4 a few years ago this ANTLR version got outdated and the support for it decreased constantly since
One of the most common features in a code editor is without doubt code completion (aka auto completion). Every programmer has seen this before and an explanation is no longer necessary. Still it makes sense to recall what *exactly* code completion is supposed to do. It should provide the programmer