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[ANN] pfff_visual, a fancy code visualizer/navigator for OCaml, and more
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Date: 2010-09-24 (05:58)
From: Yoann Padioleau <pad@f...>
Subject: [ANN] pfff_visual, a fancy code visualizer/navigator for OCaml, and more
Hi list,

It is my pleasure to announce pfff_visual, a code visualizer/navigator
for OCaml. Note that this is not a replacement for Emacs or vi, but more a
companion that works with Emacs/Vi.

A demo is available here:
 part1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRZjBGD3osw
 part2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=993pmNLY_VU

pfff_visual is using pfff, which is mainly an OCaml API to write
static analysis, dynamic analysis, code visualizations, code
navigations, or style-preserving source-to-source transformations such
as refactorings on source code. For now the effort is focused on PHP
but there is preliminary support for Javascript, and C++ code.
There is also preliminary support for OCaml code so that the infrastructure
can be used on the code of pfff itself.

You can get the source of pfff and pfff_visual here:

Here is how to install it:
 $ git clone git@github.com:facebook/pfff.git
 $ ./configure
 $ make depend; make; make opt
 $ ./pfff_visual /path/to/project/using/supported/languages

pfff has been tested on MacOS and Linux and is licensed under the LGPL.

Thanks to 
 - Lex Stein for ocamlbdb
 - Olivier Andrieu for ocamlcairo
 - Jacques Garrigue for ocamlgtk
 - Martin Jambon, Mika Illouz and Gert Stolpmann for lib-json
 - Nicolas Canasse for lib-xml
 - Jane Street for lib-sexp
 - Thomas Gazagnaire for dynType
 - Maas-Maarten Zeeman for OUnit.ml
 - Thorsten Ohl for xHTML.ml
 - Sylvain Conchon, Jean-Christophe Filliâtre and Julien Signoles for 
 - Xavier Leroy for ocamlmpi
 - Markus Mottl for ocamlpcre
 - Iain Proctor for ocamlthrift
 - Guillaume Cottenceau for pleac