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EMF: Eclipse Modeling Framework Second Edition by Frank Budinsky, Ed Merks, Marcelo Paternostro, Dave Steinberg

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Chapter 11. EMF.Edit Generator Patterns

Attempting to generate an interactive application is a fairly tricky undertaking. In generating a data model implementation, the problem is well defined and well contained: to be useful, the implementation must correctly and efficiently realize the semantics of the model. Its external interfaces need to be well understood by the developer who wishes to use it as a component in the application being built.

By comparison, the problem that EMF.Edit tries to solve is much more open-ended. The code that it generates is meant to be a starting point for the development of an application. Its modification, not just its use, will be necessary.

Thus, EMF.Edit must suggest a design and provide utilities that integrate ...

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