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Elucidative Programming
Tool Integration

Tool integration is a key issue when two or more program development tools are used together. On this page we discuss integration issues of the tools in an elucidative programming environment.

The current integration of the editor and the elucidator is simple and rather primitive

  • Cooperation between the elucidator and the editor

    • The elucidator abstracts information from the documentation bundle which the editor can read on demand

    • The editor is always a step behind with respect to knowledge about the current documentation bundle

    • The elucidator can be activated very smoothly from the editor

Mutual activation of the browser from the editor - and vise versa - would be a major practical improvement