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Context Compiler Attribute

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000118682D
Original Publication Date: 1997-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-01
Document File: 2 page(s) / 49K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Breslau, FC: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Disclosed is a mechanism for identifying conditional sections of a program source or text being edited with an editor or word-processor and for tailoring the output resulting from an editor or word-processor based on a defined set of conditions to include or exclude marked sections of text or program source.

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Context Compiler Attribute

      Disclosed is a mechanism for identifying conditional sections
of a program source or text being edited with an editor or
word-processor and for tailoring the output resulting from an editor
or word-processor based on a defined set of conditions to include or
exclude marked sections of text or program source.

      A new set of text attributes for an editor/word processor is
defined called Conditional-Section attributes.  The set is finite
(i.e., a particular editor or word processor implementation would
limit the number of Conditional-Section attributes that can be
assigned).  As a part of editor/word processor customization, these
Conditional-Section attributes are assigned specific meanings, thus,
allowing the user to denote a particular type of conditional program
source or text, for example:
  1         Debugging
  2         Recovery
  3         Scaffolding
  4         Platform-specific
  5         Side-remarks
  N         etc.

      The user of an editor or word-processor would mark up (e.g.,
using the conventional text block marking mechanisms) sections of
program source or text and assign a specific Conditional-Section
attribute to each marked block.  For example, a particular section of
a program may  be intended for a debugging, so the user would mark
that section as "Conditional-Section 1".

      The editor or word processor keeps the Conditional-Section
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