Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Codewiki

It just struck me that wikis are ideally suited to editing code, as each function name can be a link to the definition of that function, making code browsing a snap. Would be a trivial mediawiki extension. If you know of any code wiki, please let me know, too! I also suspect that some IDEs have this functionality?

2 comments:

Garrett said...

The Zend Studio has this functionality which I think you mean. You can click on functions while holding down the ctrl key to jump to their definitions (at least in classes). Eclipse has such a feature too.

Anonymous said...

Many development systems have this feature, in various guises. One of the earliest such systems was ctags:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ctags