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<title>Abstract Syntax Tree</title>
<date>November 20, 2006</date>
<name>Thomas Kuhn</name>
<company>Eye Media GmbH</company>
<name>Olivier Thomann</name>
<company>IBM Ottawa Lab</company>
The Abstract Syntax Tree is the base framework for many powerful
tools of the Eclipse IDE, including refactoring, Quick Fix and
Quick Assist. The Abstract Syntax Tree maps plain Java source
code in a tree form. This tree is more convenient and reliable
to analyse and modify programmatically than text-based source.
This article shows how you can use the Abstract Syntax Tree for
your own applications.