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From Itamar Syn-Hershko <ita...@code972.com>
Subject Re: JUniversal for Automated Java -> C# translation?
Date Sun, 08 Feb 2015 09:42:00 GMT
Not sure I'll have the time to evaluate it - go ahead!

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Itamar Syn-Hershko
http://code972.com | @synhershko <https://twitter.com/synhershko>
Freelance Developer & Consultant
Lucene.NET committer and PMC member

On Fri, Feb 6, 2015 at 11:36 PM, Troy Howard <thoward37@gmail.com> wrote:

> Itamar -- Yup! I thought it'd be worth exploring what JUniversal can do in
> addition to our existing toolset. IMO, it'd be nice to settle on a single
> process that gets us through the major of the work, vs jumping around
> between a lot of tools.
>
>
>
> On Fri, Feb 6, 2015 at 12:20 AM, Itamar Syn-Hershko <itamar@code972.com>
> wrote:
>
> > Troy, we already are using mainly 2 tools - Sharpen and a conversion tool
> > by Tangible software. We also have a lightweight R# plugin developed for
> us
> > to help with porting tests (where conventions don't really matter):
> > https://github.com/hmemcpy/ReSharper.ExJava
> >
> > We should probably settle on one method and stick with it, preferrably
> one
> > that produces the cleanest code, and one which can work both with
> > directories, single files, or file parts
> >
> > --
> >
> > Itamar Syn-Hershko
> > http://code972.com | @synhershko <https://twitter.com/synhershko>
> > Freelance Developer & Consultant
> > Lucene.NET committer and PMC member
> >
> > On Fri, Feb 6, 2015 at 7:58 AM, Troy Howard <thoward37@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > > A while back, we had an idea to build a semi-automated Java->C#
> > translation
> > > tool to assist with the porting process. The idea was that an automated
> > > process would probably never fully be able to translate something as
> > > intricate as Lucene, and even if it could, it probably wouldn't be very
> > > idiomatic... but it could be used to do some of the heavy lifting,
> making
> > > it easier to keep up with Java Lucene.
> > >
> > > At the time there weren't very good tools for this, and the idea sort
> of
> > > fizzled. We have a lot of find/replace macros that we all use for this
> > > work, but not a proper tool.
> > >
> > > I just heard about JUniversal, which attempts to do exactly this:
> > > http://juniversal.org/
> > >
> > > It's meant for Android developers who want to target Windows Mobile
> > phones,
> > > and keep a single codebase... but I think it might work for our use
> case
> > as
> > > well.
> > >
> > > Anyone want to explore this tool and see what it can do for us?
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > > Troy
> > >
> >
>

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