Electrical Engineering
      and Computer Sciences

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

UC Berkeley

The Pan Language-Based Editing System For Integrated Development Environments

Robert A. Ballance, Susan L. Graham and Michael L. Van De Vanter

EECS Department
University of California, Berkeley
Technical Report No. UCB/CSD-90-593
September 1990

http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/1990/CSD-90-593.pdf

Powerful editing systems for developing complex software documents are difficult to engineer. Besides requiring efficient incremental algorithms and complex data structures, such editors must integrate smoothly with the other tools in the environment, maintain a sharable database of information concerning the documents being edited, accommodate flexible editing styles, provide a consistent, coherent, and empowering user interface, and support individual variations and project-wide configurations. Pan is a language-based editing and browsing system that exhibits these characteristics. This paper surveys the design and engineering of Pan, paying particular attention to a number of issues that pervade the system: incremental checking and analysis, information retention in the presence of change, tolerance for errors and anomalies, and extension facilities.


BibTeX citation:

@techreport{Ballance:CSD-90-593,
    Author = {Ballance, Robert A. and Graham, Susan L. and Van De Vanter, Michael L.},
    Title = {The Pan Language-Based Editing System For Integrated Development Environments},
    Institution = {EECS Department, University of California, Berkeley},
    Year = {1990},
    Month = {Sep},
    URL = {http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/1990/5798.html},
    Number = {UCB/CSD-90-593},
    Abstract = {Powerful editing systems for developing complex software documents are difficult to engineer. Besides requiring efficient incremental algorithms and complex data structures, such editors must integrate smoothly with the other tools in the environment, maintain a sharable database of information concerning the documents being edited, accommodate flexible editing styles, provide a consistent, coherent, and empowering user interface, and support individual variations and project-wide configurations. Pan is a language-based editing and browsing system that exhibits these characteristics. This paper surveys the design and engineering of Pan, paying particular attention to a number of issues that pervade the system: incremental checking and analysis, information retention in the presence of change, tolerance for errors and anomalies, and extension facilities.}
}

EndNote citation:

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%A Graham, Susan L.
%A Van De Vanter, Michael L.
%T The Pan Language-Based Editing System For Integrated Development Environments
%I EECS Department, University of California, Berkeley
%D 1990
%@ UCB/CSD-90-593
%U http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/1990/5798.html
%F Ballance:CSD-90-593