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Programatic Loading of Multiple XText Projects with dependencies [message #1826290] Wed, 22 April 2020 22:04 Go to next message
Duncan Krebs is currently offline Duncan KrebsFriend
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I have a use case where I start with two projects A and B in my eclipse workspace. Using project properties I add Project A as a dependency to Project B, then in project B I am able to use namespace imports to reference other packages defined in Project A and opening it in the editor those cross project dependencies are nicely resolved.

What I want to do is figure out how to load these xtext projects on the server-side where its running Equinox and the two projects are on the file system at a known location. I can easily traverse both projects to get DSL scripts but how would I resolve the dependency project B has on A? The way I currently go about this without cross project dependencies is creating a single XText Resource Set and load all the DSL scripts in the project. In this case would I use the same approach by adding all DSL scripts from Project A and B into the same resource and the dependencies will resolve or is there a different way to go about this?

Thanks for any input.
Re: Programatic Loading of Multiple XText Projects with dependencies [message #1826298 is a reply to message #1826290] Thu, 23 April 2020 07:03 Go to previous message
Karsten Thoms is currently offline Karsten ThomsFriend
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Right, basically all scripts must be contained in the same ResourceSet. Within Eclipse Xtext makes sure that these are automatically added/updated/removed and that there exists an abstraction of workspace projects and their dependencies. On the server side it's your responsibility.
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