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IBM Releases Open Source EGL Development Tools 50

Posted by timothy
from the egl-has-landed dept.
New submitter dd1968 writes "Today IBM announced the release of a new set of Open Source development tools based on their EGL programming language. The announcement describes the tools as being built from the ground up on an 'open, extensible compiler and generator framework.' The one-language approach places an abstraction layer between the developer and target languages, frameworks, and runtime platforms."
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IBM Releases Open Source EGL Development Tools

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  • Re:Why? (Score:5, Insightful)

    by the linux geek (799780) on Thursday December 08, 2011 @07:08PM (#38309474)
    Why create C? We already had FORTRAN, COBOL, ALGOL, Lisp, and PL/I.

    Why create C++? We already had C, Smalltalk. and ObjectPascal.

    Why create Java? We already had C++, Eiffel, and Objective-C.

    Why create C#? We already had VB, C++, and Java.
  • by mattpalmer1086 (707360) on Thursday December 08, 2011 @07:41PM (#38309788)

    I just read through your whole site, but I have no idea what MSS Code Factory is, what problems it solves, what it would do for me or why I would want it. I get that it generates code from a model using a bunch of rules, much faster than a human could type it - but that is rarely the critical problem in writing code.

    Now, I've worked with various code generators and high level modelling tools for decades, and none of them have been worth the effort so far. The effort involved in learning the system, working around the inevitable bugs in it (usually involving having to keep patching the output again and again as the model evolves), and interfacing with the bits the model can't handle just make them an exercise in frustration. It's a bit like the old regular expression joke.

    I'm not saying yours is the same; for all I know it's totally awesome and doesn't suffer from the same problems as all the other ones I've had to deal with - but you are so into your own project that you've forgotten how to explain why anyone else should care.

    Take a small step back, put yourself in our shoes, and tell us why we need it.

  • Re:Why? (Score:4, Insightful)

    by alexo (9335) on Thursday December 08, 2011 @08:07PM (#38310026) Journal

    Why create C#? We already had VB, C++, and Java.

    Precisely because we had Java.

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