Xtend is many things, and so it is easy to get misled by today's
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.
On 22/10/2013 14:50, Doug Schaefer
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
I was originally thinking of Jet, but I can't seem to find it
anymore. Whatever happened to it?
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