Daniël A. A. Pelsmaeker, Hendrik van Antwerpen, Eelco Visser. Towards language-parametric semantic editor services based on declarative type system specifications. In Yannis Smaragdakis, editor, Proceedings Companion of the 2019 ACM SIGPLAN International Conference on Systems, Programming, Languages, and Applications: Software for Humanity, SPLASH 2019, Athens, Greece, October 20-25, 2019. pages 19-20, ACM, 2019.
New programming languages often lack good IDE support, as developing advanced semantic editor services takes additional effort. In previous work we discussed the operational requirements of a constraint solver that leverages the declarative type system specification of a language to provide language-parametric semantic editor services. In this work we describe the implementation of our solver as a two stage process: inference and search. An editor-service specific search strategy determines how and where the search is conducted, and when it terminates. We are currently implementing and evaluating this idea.