Legacy Issue Number: 10941
Source: Model Driven Solutions ( Ed Willink)
A Direction defines the packages used by each direction domain.
Nothing defines the (additional) packages used by the middle area. For instance
there is no place to specify the trace class model generated by the RelationToCore
transformation. With many transformations and mappings in a QVTcore it does not
seem appropriate to overload TransformationName or MappingName as a hook to
reference the appropriate middle meta-models; different Mappings may have distinct
middle meta-models; multiple transformations may share the same middle meta-model.
(Core should be a first class programming language, not just one that supports
the eccentricities of a RelationToCore conversion.)
Suggest: a DirectionName between "where" and "(" in Mapping.
This reads very naturally:
check left (...
enforce right (...
where middle (...
But we also need to fix the Abstract Syntax. As a minimum a Mapping needs a
middle-typed-model property to capture the missing information. With this addition
a Mapping duplicates so much of a CoreDomain/Area, that it is more appropriate
to eliminate Area altogether, merging it into CoreDomain. Area is eliminated
from Mapping, and added as an additional CoreDomain referenced by the middleDomain
CoreDomain extends Domain
CoreDomain.variables : RealizedVariable [0..*] composed
CoreDomain.bottomPattern : BottomPattern  composed
CoreDomain.guardPattern : GuardPattern  composed
Mapping extends Rule
Rule.domain : Domain [0..*] composed (must be at least CoreDomain)
Mapping.specification - no change
Mapping.local - no change
Mapping.context - no change
Mapping.middle : CoreDomain  (must be in Rule.domain)
Reported: QVT 1.0 — Sun, 25 Mar 2007 04:00 GMT
Disposition: Resolved — QVT 1.1
The suggested changes may be convenient but they are not necessary:
- the middle model can be anonymous
- the middle area can be merged with the overall mapping.
What is needed is a way to bind a middle metamodel to its TypedModel. This can be achieved by an
anonymus direction bindng
Updated: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 20:58 GMT