Automated component creation for legacy C++ and fortran codes.

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A significant amount of work has been spent creating component models and programming environments, but little support exists for automation in the process of creating components from existing codes. To entice users to adopt the component-based paradigm over traditional programming models, integration of legacy codes must be as simple and fast as possible, We present a system for automating the IDL generation stage of component development based on source code analysis of legacy C, C-t-4 and Fortran codes using the Program Database Toolkit. Together with IDL compilation tools such as Babel, we provide an alternative to hand-written IDL code for ... continued below

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Sottile, M. J. (Matthew J.) & Rasmussen, C. E. (Craig E.) January 1, 2001.

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A significant amount of work has been spent creating component models and programming environments, but little support exists for automation in the process of creating components from existing codes. To entice users to adopt the component-based paradigm over traditional programming models, integration of legacy codes must be as simple and fast as possible, We present a system for automating the IDL generation stage of component development based on source code analysis of legacy C, C-t-4 and Fortran codes using the Program Database Toolkit. Together with IDL compilation tools such as Babel, we provide an alternative to hand-written IDL code for legacy applications and libraries. In addition to generating IDL, we propose an XML-based method for specifying meta-data related to type mapping and wrapper generation that can be shared between our tools and IDL compilers. The component model of choice for this work is the Common Component Architecture (CCA) using the Scientific Interface Definition Language (SIDL), though the concepts presented can be applied to other models.

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  • Submitted to: Component Deployment 2002 Conference, Berlin, Germany, June 20-21, 2002

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  • Report No.: LA-UR-01-6950
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Sottile, M. J. (Matthew J.) & Rasmussen, C. E. (Craig E.). Automated component creation for legacy C++ and fortran codes., article, January 1, 2001; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc931702/: accessed November 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.