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From sebb <seb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [scxml-eclipse] Managing generated code in SVN
Date Fri, 11 Jun 2010 14:16:38 GMT
On 11/06/2010, Xun Long Gui <ustbcoder@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Sebb,
>  Thank you for your advise, but it is a pity that we can not use an
>  build script to generate these codes in the build process. There are
>  two reasons:
>  1. These codes are generated by GMF, may be we can find its generate
>  source code and write a similar ant build script, but i do not know
>  how to do it. Yes, we can find it out if we want, but this is not the
>  most important reason, there are reason 2.

I did not mean to suggest replacing the initial code generation process.

>  2. As i said before, GMF just generate basic source code, after code
>  generation process, i must make many changes to the source code to
>  achieve our final goal. And we can not find a solution to split code
>  generation process and code modify process.

Can this second stage be automated?

>  So, i can only take care of source code change as little as possible every time.
>
>
>  -Gui Xun Long
>
>
>  On 6/11/10, sebb <sebbaz@gmail.com> wrote:
>  > On 11/06/2010, Rahul Akolkar <rahul.akolkar@gmail.com> wrote:
>  >> On Thu, Jun 10, 2010 at 10:03 PM, Xun Long Gui <ustbcoder@gmail.com>
>  >> wrote:
>  >>  > Hi Rahul,
>  >>  >
>  >>  > Deleting files in SVN server last time is due to my lapse operation,
>  >>  > sorry for that :-(
>  >>
>  >> <snip/>
>  >>
>  >>  OK, thanks for clarifying, please be careful not to delete going forward.
>  >>
>  >>
>  >>
>  >>  > In fact, pattern in (B) is not avaiable, we can not help developers
>  >>  > generate all the necessary code by theirselves because we can only
>  >>  > generate basic source code and we must change source code by hand to
>  >>  > achieve our aim. So, i think we can use pattern A and i will be MORE
>  >>  > and MORE careful to maintain SVN workspace.
>  >>  >
>  >>
>  >> <snap/>
>  >>
>  >>  Indeed, thats a good point. Speaking of changes to be made by hand, I
>  >>  have a few suggestions (related to naming etc.) -- I will try to find
>  >>  some time this weekend to send an email about that.
>  >>
>  >
>  > Can the changes be automated in any way? E.g. editor scripts and the like?
>  > If so, then it should be possible to include the scripts in the build
>  > process.
>  >
>  > For example, Commons DBCP uses a scripted approach to fix the sources
>  > for different versions of JDBC.
>  >
>  > If it's not possible to automate the changes, then there needs to be
>  > detailed documentation on how to do the changes and what triggers the
>  > need to make changes.
>  >
>  >>  -Rahul
>  >>
>  >>
>  >>
>  >>  > -Gui Xun Long
>  >>  >
>  >>  > On 6/11/10, Rahul Akolkar <rahul.akolkar@gmail.com> wrote:
>  >>  >> The generated code needs to be better managed with respect to SVN
>  >> updates.
>  >>  >>
>  >>  >> As an example of a pattern we don't want to see, r953073 [1] deletes
a
>  >>  >> number of (previously) generated files. Subsequently, r953075 [2]
adds
>  >>  >> back some of those files after regenerating based on changes to the
>  >>  >> model. Such an SVN usage pattern isn't very useful because (a) SVN
>  >>  >> history is wiped clean any time we delete and add back, and (b) the
>  >>  >> diffs could be much smaller if we don't delete.
>  >>  >>
>  >>  >> So it should be possible to do better. There are atleast two
>  >>  >> approaches that could be adopted here:
>  >>  >>
>  >>  >> (A) Don't delete any files from SVN as done above, just check in
the
>  >>  >> changes after regeneration. This should result in smaller diffs.
Need
>  >>  >> to be careful about not losing license headers and any other
>  >>  >> round-trip induced problems.
>  >>  >>
>  >>  >> (B) Don't check in generated files at all. This means that anyone
>  >>  >> trying to build the plugin will have to download the correct Eclipse
>  >>  >> environment and generate code themselves -- so its a little harder
for
>  >>  >> anyone to just try things. But folks will need a suitable environment
>  >>  >> to run the plugin anyway.
>  >>  >>
>  >>  >> What is your preference? Perhaps we can start using the pattern in
(A)
>  >>  >> and see how things go? It'd be good to decide how we want to manage
>  >>  >> these updates before the next round of such SVN updates.
>  >>  >>
>  >>  >> -Rahul
>  >>  >>
>  >>  >> [1] http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?view=revision&revision=953073
>  >>  >> [2] http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?view=revision&revision=953075
>  >>  >>
>  >>  >
>  >>  >
>  >>  > --
>  >>
>  >> > Best Regards
>  >>  >
>  >>  > Gui Xun Long (桂训龙)
>  >>  >
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