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[ANN] pfff_visual, a fancy code visualizer/navigator for OCaml, and more
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Date: 2010-09-24 (06:24)
From: Yoann Padioleau <padator@w...>
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:

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
$ ./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
- Thorsten Ohl for
- Sylvain Conchon, Jean-Christophe Filliātre and Julien Signoles for 
- Xavier Leroy for ocamlmpi
- Markus Mottl for ocamlpcre
- Iain Proctor for ocamlthrift
- Guillaume Cottenceau for pleac