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XText output language types [message #1036568] Mon, 08 April 2013 14:54 Go to next message
Luk Kuk is currently offline Luk KukFriend
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Registered: March 2013
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My company is developing new version of our PLC and I am supposed to make IDE for that.
Our previous IDE is out-of-date and completly not flexible and I am thinking of something brand new.
Now our PLC is running program written in some kind of custom C-like language (lets call it CQUASI) which is converted into controller's virtual machine language (lets call it VML).
I see that Xtext is pretty usable when it comes to encoding textual->textual language output.
What about managing binary output as a language?
or maybe there is a different Eclipse framework/set of plugins to do so?

I think I'll use Xtext to make a
CQUASI -> VML converter
ladderlike lang -> CQUASI
Has anyone worked with ladder like lang to use it with xtext?
Re: XText output language types [message #1037224 is a reply to message #1036568] Tue, 09 April 2013 09:56 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Alexander Nittka is currently offline Alexander NittkaFriend
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what you do with the Xtext models is up to you. There are standard hooks for creating text files from a resource. That does not mean that nothing else is possible.


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Re: XText output language types [message #1698482 is a reply to message #1036568] Mon, 15 June 2015 22:25 Go to previous message
diego de freitas is currently offline diego de freitasFriend
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Hi, did you developed the idea? i have the same challenge at my job, and i couldn't find good resources about Eclipse/GMF + IEC 61131-3 standard

Any advice is helpfull,

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