I am not sure but this might be a thing - in orde...
# thinking-together
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I am not sure but this might be a thing - in order to reduce scrolling through files I try to keep each function in respective separate file (so I have over hundred of files so far) and I wrote a simple code that copies the content of the function into the body of the html page and adds some template text like <script> tags etc. I try to find the most minimal set of tools in the motto of bicycle for mind - in other words - you don’t need a complex solution like an aircraft carrier but rather a bicycle.
the next improvement I want to add - is a simple parser that checks which helper functions are called inside each of the functions and build dependency graph, so I will copy all the dependencies automatically
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Aside: As soon as the word “parser” is used, I think of DSLs for parsing. Ohm-JS, PEG, <ugh, other names will come to me in the fullness of time ... >. It used to be that parsing was usable by only a select few programmers (compiler writers), but PEG changes all of that. I have several unfinished manuscripts/essays/githubs wherein I try to show examples of how to build quickie text transpilers, kinda like REGEX-on-steroids (but different). Anyone is welcome to contact me, if interested in these WIPs.
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@Oleksandr Kryvonos I like your approach, I've been doing similar things going back as far as Mu and Teliva. However it's not clear to me what problem your tool is solving. Is the
<script>
tags intended to mimic an editing experience or something else? Could you describe the larger context or workflow in which you use this tool?
o
currently all I did is - implementation of inliner for <script> content, in other words I implemented a bundler
but this approach I can also use to decompose large files into smaller ones
k
I am very interested in tooling that helps get rid of files containing multiple definitions. The reader often wants a very different organization than the writer can anticipate.
o
can you describe the example for your scenario?
k
For any change I make, I need to modify multiple files. But I'm often not consulting all of each file. There's usually some "cross-cutting concern" that's a slice of multiple files/modules/namespaces. Having all of multiple files open is almost always a waste of screen space. This isn't the most important problem in the world. Just something small that has always seemed easy to fix.
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I also wrote a very simple bundler! It only really works if you code exactly like me though :) https://github.com/TodePond/Frogasaurus I really enjoy pushing for a minimal build process where possible, and I'm glad to see more and more people trying it out too, like this post: https://elk.zone/social.jvns.ca/@b0rk/109876329094276212