week four & five
week eight & nine
the drive up
a) I'm doing something wrong and Amie and Lori had to set me straight, or
b) I'm making progress and we made several design decisions regarding how I should proceed in the next few weeks.
And I'm smiling, so it must be option b)!!!
Actually, the meeting was really good. I think it's safe to say I have moved on from preprocesing. Actually, I feel like I've accomplished quite a lot. I don't think I've fully explained this before, but TATOO was started last summer by Tiffany Wong, a CRA-DMP student. She got the basic outline of the GUI working but there were several things not working, which all became my problems :). Don't get me wrong, I'm not just finishing her project, I'm building on it!
Here is a screen shot of TATOO in it's current state (click on thumbnail to enlarge):
This week I gathered all of the source code from Tiffany and mapped out how the different .java files interact with each other. (As soon as I get a chance, I will put that up here.) Now that I know what is done in each file, I am more aware of what I have to modify in Tiffany's code to make my parts work. One of the major changes is that Tiffany's code only worked for a single source file. I need to be able to work with multiple files since many Java programs are spread over multiple files (even TATOO is!). For instance, Stack.java might have an object that is defined in Node.java, therefore, I need to format both Stack.java and Node.java so we can trace the path of the tuple effectively and make sure it's covered.
This week I also added new buttons to TATOO:
INSTRUMENT: This button will prompt the user for a directory and format all .java files in that directory. Right now, it prompts the user for a file name (Tiffany's way).
(1) I need to write a script (maybe Perl) which creates a file that contains the file names of all .java files in the directory.
(2) Then, for each .java file I will call linenum.pl, brackets.pl, and addPrints.java to format the .java files. The final output will be a file called prints_xxx.java where xxx is the original filename. To complete this step, I need to figure out how to call a Perl program from TATOO (a Java program). I have done a little reading and I have to ideas. The first is a BETA package from the Perl Documentation which allows for this. The second option is Java.lang.runtime which will create a Process to run the commandline program.
(3) Lastly, the all the prints_xxx.java will be compiled into a .class files. I need to write a script to accomplish this as well.