Re: comments on OCL



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Heinrich Hussmann (Heinrich.Hussmann@inf.tu-dresden.de)
Thu, 16 Dec 1999 14:45:53 +0200


Dear Jos, dear all, Jos Warmer wrote: > > I fully agree with both Andy and Daniel. OCL needs multiple > things for now. > > 1. Its use must be encouraged as much as possible. Usability > is the key aspect here. I think a key point would be to enable practical use in industry (maybe by joint projects between academia and industry) and collect experience reports. I would very much welcome practicioners from industry to join this discussion group or the planned workshop. > > 2. Tools need to become available to support users. As a start > we need simple things like: > - syntactic checkers > - type checkers > - code generators > Secondly we need more intelligent tools like the ones Daniel > has developed: > - proofing systems > - automatic analysis systems > - etc. My feeling is that first prototypes for these tools have to be (and are) developed in the academic world, due to an obvious lack of commercial interest in OCL (even IBM does not spend money on it!). > > 3. A well-defined foundation needs to be developed, to support > tool builders. For this point and for point 2, pUML is an excellect platform. > > I am planning to keep working on these issues in the future. I am > also willing to support, help and collaborate with people that are > working on the same issues. It is a big job and can only de done by > a community of people working together. I would very much enjoy to work in such an OCL community, and it is great news for me that you are willing to collaborate with such a group (i.e with pUML). I am looking forward to the planned workshop. Heinrich --- Heinrich Hussmann Dresden University of Technology Department of Computer Science Phone +49 351 463 8464 Fax +49 351 463 8459 Email Heinrich.Hussmann@inf.tu-dresden.de


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