[TxMt] Re: Syntax Future with Injection

Jacob Rus jrus at hcs.harvard.edu
Tue Feb 27 18:36:02 UTC 2007

Thomas Aylott (subtleGradient) wrote:
> We currently have a Ruby syntax, and the Rails syntax includes it.
> The current Rails syntax seems to be targeted at Rails 1.1.x.
> I'm torn about upgrading that syntax however.
> On the one hand, the official Rails syntax should support the latest 
> version of Rails, but I'd hate to introduce some incompatibilities with 
> current applications written for Rails 1.1.x.
> That way all of the layers are nicely segregated from eachother.
> Nothing can really change the basic Ruby syntax, so a single tmLanguage 
> should scope the entire thing.
> Then you can add stuff where you need it in a nicely segregated way.

I think that a dynamic scope set at the project level should be able to 
tell which version of Rails to inject into Ruby files, etc.  Then we 
don't need a top-level "Rails" language at all, and users can just pick 
the injected language by changing their project.


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