|Re: XPand workflows and documentation? [message #512609 is a reply to message #512331]
||Fri, 05 February 2010 15:37
| Sven Efftinge
Registered: July 2009
> Where do I find an "overall" documentation for it? The documentation in
> the eclipse "overall" documentation
> (http://help.eclipse.org/galileo/index.jsp) does not really help me. As
> stated there: This documentation describes the general syntax and
> semantics of the Xpand language.
The reference documentation is all we have.
If you search the web you might find lots of tutorials and other
information. But if you're looking for something official from the
authors you'll have to live with that.
What's wrong with it? Is it too extensive or not extensive enough?
> In my case, I'm doing a thesis and I'm trying to gather some basic
> information about the oAW ingredients, especially Xpand.
> I have a very specific question regarding code generation.
> An oAW tutorial (
> http://www.openarchitectureware.org/pub/documentation/4.3.1/ html/contents/emf_tutorial.html
> ) uses a EMF model for codegeneration.
> For me it is important to know if an EMF model is required in any case
No. It provides a configurable type system which currently supports EMF,
UML, XSD and any Java classes.
And you can even execute code without any models (EMF or not), e.g. by
passing a list of strings or the like.
> and ESPECIALLY where to find a valid reference to cite. So that why I
> would like to have a document which provides such basic informations, at
> best for all oAW components.
> Hopefully someone can provide me something, since through the migration
> to EMP, it seems to be really hard to find any good information.
When moved from oAW to EMP we have migrated the reference documentation
as is. We haven't had any other documents you could cite, had we?
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