|Re: Porting Xpand to Xtend2 [message #879707 is a reply to message #878948]
||Thu, 31 May 2012 17:20
|| Karsten Thoms
Registered: July 2009
Location: Dortmund, Germany
although Xpand and Xtend2 are rather close related, porting is a manual task. Attached PERL script does some of those conversions that can be decided half-automatically. However, the resulting file won't be fully compilable. The script is just meant to "preprocess" Xpand templates and convert them to something more closely to Xtend2, like converting DEFINE to def functions, removing "-" signs, converting FOR loops. It is required to know Xtend to fix the remaining.
Porting templates is just one side, you'll need also an according workflow. If using Xtext as models, the infrastructure is already there and a skeleton of a generator workflow is available. If using non-Xtext models, you can either code a workflow component yourself and file access, or reuse Xtext's infrastructure. I tend to use the latter, but it requires some setup of Guice.
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