GSoC – Weekly Blog

Hi, this is going to be a quick review of what I did last week

Just a little about how cantor works

Cantor is divided in two main parts:

Worksheets –  An interface that allows user to interact with available back ends. Each worksheet is associated with one back end

Back ends –  Back ends are implemented as plugins

The whole back end architecture is divided in several parts. I am going to discuss the ones on which I worked last week

* Back end – Stores static information about back ends, like name, version , what all features(syntax highlighting, tab completion etc) a back end supports

* Session – This is where a connection to back end is established and destroyed. To be specific, the method login() is used for initiating a connection  and logout() is used for ending the connection with back end

* Expression – Every command sent by the user is treated as an Expression . The class is also responsible for storing the result of the expression

Last week I successfully completed:
* Establishing connection with Qalculate back end
* Using streams for I/O
* Parsing the output returned by Qalculate


That’s it for this blog. If you have any questions/suggestions, please get in touch.



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