[LLVMdev] IR Editor Plugin for Eclipse

Nadav Rotem nrotem at apple.com
Wed Dec 19 17:49:12 PST 2012

Hi Alon!

Wow, this is very impressive. I am now aware of any other editor that can do that. Very nice.  

How big is your plugin ? Is it one or two Java/XML files or is it a whole eclipse project ?

On Dec 19, 2012, at 1:05 AM, "Mishne, Alon" <alon.mishne at intel.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> I've written an Eclipse plugin which adds an .ll file editor to Eclipse. It elevates the language support to nearly the same level that other programming languages enjoy under the Eclipse IDE, so it can be useful for anyone who manually reads or writes IR. Primary features are:
> * Syntax coloring which can deal with arbitrarily complex types (unlike what most other editors offer)
> * Context-aware content completion
> * Hovering over values, basic blocks and user-defined types shows their definition
> * ... and more, see attached PDF for a full feature list with screenshots
> It still has some bugs and there's a lot of room for improvement (e.g. adding type checking), but it is already usable and - in my opinion - a decent option if you want to edit IR by hand. I plan on releasing it to open-source, and I was wondering whether it's appropriate to commit it under utils/, next to other editor plugins. Thoughts?
> - Alon
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