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Re: [cross-project-issues-dev] Freemarker

Hi Doug

Xtend is many things, and so it is easy to get misled by today's hype.

Xtend is not a Java language extension; it has many similarities but significant differences too; beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

One of Xtend's really useful features is its triple quote operator that allows you to embed a text template within Java-ish code. Within the templates you can use guilemets to have inner control, so overall Xtend supports control within text within control; very powerful, and the whitespace tooling in the editor is good too.

For text-intensive code I can strongly recommend Xtend. However you may choose to follow my example of keeping all non-text functionality in Java base classes so that you only use Xtend as a template language and plain Java for all other things.


        Ed Willink

On 22/10/2013 14:50, Doug Schaefer wrote:
Xtend is a Java language extension, no? I'm talking about a template engine that we use in the new project wizard to instantiate code templates based on various user selectable options.

I was originally thinking of Jet, but I can't seem to find it anymore. Whatever happened to it?


From: Henrik Rentz-Reichert <hrr@xxxxxxxxx>
Reply-To: Cross project issues <cross-project-issues-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tuesday, 22 October, 2013 2:43 AM
To: Cross project issues <cross-project-issues-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [cross-project-issues-dev] Freemarker


have you considered using Xtend?


Am 21.10.2013 21:47, schrieb Doug Schaefer:
Has anyone tried to get Freemarker into Orbit? Or is there a better template engine that people are using. CDT has it's own but I'd like to use something more standard (and better).


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