Structured editing can show benefits in learnability, tool building, and editing efficiency in programming.
However, creating a usable structured editor is laborious and demanding, typically requiring tool builders to manually create or adjust editing interactions.
We present Sandblocks, a system that allows users to automatically generate structured editors for every language with a formal grammar available.
Our system's input reconciliation process acts on arbitrary syntax trees to provides consistent interactions across our generated editors.
Our editors' editing experience is designed to be familiar to users from textual editing but, compared to previous work, requires no manual annotation in the grammars.
Jarno Montonen05/02/2023, 7:20 PM
Jason Morris05/04/2023, 3:04 PM