Source Code in Database

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Source Code in Database (SCID) is a technique of code manipulation where the code is parsed and stored in a database. This allows many productivity-enhancing shortcuts[clarification needed] which were otherwise not possible.

A drawback of SCID systems is that code with syntax errors or other code that cannot be parsed[clarification needed], cannot be imported into an SCID system directly. One workaround for this is to comment out code that doesn't parse correctly.

visual programming tools may store programs as databases, since specialized structure editor are required to edit visual code.


IBM VisualAge Java is an example of an integrated development environment implementing SCID features.

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Some examples or discussions of this include:


Also, Eric & Mike Hewitt from PrecisionSoftware were working on a SCID in C# in 2014