while finishing my build tools for now (some features missing yet) and getting instant CPAN and winball releases from the same codebase, which is a significant step toward complete cpanification, I want to share some other idea, which I came to, while talking with jonathan on 10.gpw in erlangen.
Allright I create with Kephra a real nice editor that workes for me well and gets better every day in some decent pace. But its old technology by in large . Once in dresden told me jürgen, head of the german perl workshop, which features once had Lisp-IDE in the old days. Its 20 years after that and still not that much progress, even if you look at eclipse at visual studio. Allison said something similar about progress in programming languages. Also in dresden i talked at the time with leo, dreaming about running Kephra on top of Parrot und giving you the golden opportunity to extend you editor in the language you prefer. But jonathan noticed that ther is much more to gain from parrot. while using parrot compiler tool you would get full intospection for the so called dynamic languages. In that way you get always correct highlighting, completition, debugging, etc. etc. for your code, no matter which libraries are currently loaded or how complex the project is. That is something you hardly get, when you try it the static way from the outside, like visual studio and eclipse do.
so will i drop all and start a new editor based on Parrot. Of course not, Kephra was always about have as much features running as possible, now. But i like the idea.
we will see