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Eclipse By Example, “Introduction to Domain Specific Languages using Eclipse Xtext”

Xtext is a framework for development of programming languages and domain specific languages.
It covers all aspects of a complete language infrastructure, from parsers, over linker, compiler or interpreter to fully-blown top-notch Eclipse IDE integration. It comes with great defaults for all these aspects which at the same time can be easily tailored to your individual needs.

The grammar that we will use is based on our PhotoToolkit model. We will use XText to create a fully functional IDE for creating, modifying, and verifying galleries and photos with the following grammar:

photo {
name: "Some text"
description: "Longer text and stuff like that"
url: urlstring
}

gallery {
name: "Some text"
description: "Even more longer text for this"
// id1-id5 are references to photos defined elsewhere.
photos [ id1, id2, id3, id4, id5 ]
}

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