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  1. OMG Issue

QVT14 — QVTr - Rel2Core is impractical

  • Key: QVT14-57
  • Status: open   Implementation work Blocked
  • Source: Model Driven Solutions ( Dr. Edward Willink)
  • Summary:

    The soundness of QVTr relies on the fallacy that the Rel2Core transformation fully defines the QVTr semantics in terms of the fully defined QVTc semantics. The QVTc semantics are unfortunately not fully defined and the semantic errors in Rel2Core demonstrate that it can never have been exercised. When Rel2Core is consulted to determine the semantics of collection templates or relation overrides or .... oops. Missing.

    I have been trying to prototype a viable QVTr2QVTc as part of the Eclipse QVTd project and solved most of the problems, but...

    It is not sensible to transform a hierarchy of non-top overriding relations into QVTc since the need to partition each overriding relation into a pair of unfailing predicate matching and residual execution mappings is unreasonably hard using the very unhelpful ObjectTemplateExp+VariableExp+Variable pattern 'node's. A more sensible graphical PatternNode representation is necessary for readability and sanity.

    Suggest that a graphical QVTg representation be introduced so that QVTc and QVTr are defined by more realistic QVTc2QVTg and QVTr2QVTg transformations. Bypassing QVTc should avoid the need for QVTr2QVTc to provide an heroic workaround for every QVTc limitation.

    See https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=529130 for more discussion.

  • Reported: QVT 1.3 — Fri, 22 Dec 2017 10:45 GMT
  • Updated: Fri, 22 Dec 2017 10:45 GMT