|Re: XML based DSL using xTEXT [message #1475628 is a reply to message #1461023]
||Sun, 16 November 2014 11:58
| Ed Merks
Registered: July 2009
Ask about Xtext on the eclipse.modeling.tmf forum.|
On 04/11/2014 9:09 AM, Rajeshkumar Balasubramanian wrote:
> We have an in-house DSL that is difficult to read and is programmed
> using Notepad. I want to create a new DSL that is easier to read,
> with a custom editor - to replace the current DSL. I would like to
> use XML as the basis for the new DSL.
> The current DSL gets interpreted by a Runtime Interpreter and we have
> many projects that will need to be tested and migrated to the new
> XML-based DSL.
> I'd like to do this in phases.
> 1. Create the new XML based DSL to replace the current DSL want
> to use Eclipse as the editor for this new DSL
> 2. Ability to translate the new XML-based DSL back to the
> current DSL This would be required to validate functional parity with
> the current DSL. [ DSL Translator ]
> 3. Modify the Runtime Interpreter to work directly with the new
> XML-based DSL
> 4. Ability to import and translate the current DSL files to the
> new XML-based DSL format This would be required to migrate old
> projects to the new XML-based DSL [ DSL Translator ]
> 1. Is XText the right choice for implementing this project to
> create a custom editor on top of Eclipse for a new XML-based DSL?
> 2. Is there a framework that would work well with XText to code
> the DSL translator to convert between the old and the new DSL formats?
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