[Pharo-project] learning rewrite rules

Tudor Girba tudor.girba at gmail.com
Thu Nov 4 00:02:15 CET 2010

Thanks. I will look into this.

In the meantime, I have another question: is there a way to specify that a certain pattern can appear multiple times and that I am interested in all occurrences?

For example, I can have multiple appearances of "browser xyz" inside the following block:

browser showOn: #xxx; from: #yyy; using: [
	browser list ...
	browser tree ... 
	browser text ]

If I try to match it like:
 '`@browser showOn: `@target; from: `@origin; using: [ `@browser ``@.statements]'

It seems to only get those appearances which contain a single appearance of browser inside the block.


On 3 Nov 2010, at 16:55, Lukas Renggli wrote:

>> However, the problem here is that I do not know how to replace all the "browser" appearances with "a" inside the andShow: block. I tried multiple variations like the one below, but I could not seem to get it to work as I want.
>>        replace: '`@browser showOn: `@target; from: `@origin; using: [
>>                `@browser ``@.statements]' with: '`@browser transmit to: `@target; from: `@origin; andShow: [:a | a ``@.statements]';
>> Can anyone point me into the right direction?
> Yes, you can put in the replacement code some code snippets like
>    `{ :context | ... }
> Replace the "..." with some Smalltalk code that returns a parse tree
> node (or a collection of parse-tree nodes). The context-variable is a
> dictionary containing the current bindings of the matched nodes. So
> you can perform a sub-rewrite on ``@.statements to replace all
> accesses to `@browser with the variable a; and you return the
> transformed tree.
> Lukas
> -- 
> Lukas Renggli
> www.lukas-renggli.ch


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