Improving Higher-Order Transformations Support in ATL

  • Massimo Tisi
  • Jordi Cabot
  • Frédéric Jouault
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6142)

Abstract

In Model-Driven Engineering (MDE), Higher-Order Transformations (HOTs) are model transformations that analyze, produce or manipulate other model transformations. In a previous survey we classified them, and showed their usefulness in different MDE scenarios. However, writing HOTs is generally considered a time-consuming and error-prone task, and often results in verbose code.

In this paper we present several proposals to facilitate the definition of HOTs in ATL. Each proposal focuses on a specific kind of scenario. We validate our proposals by assessing their impact over the full list of HOTs described in the survey.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Massimo Tisi
    • 1
  • Jordi Cabot
    • 1
  • Frédéric Jouault
    • 1
  1. 1.AtlanModINRIA & École des Mines de NantesFrance

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