MetaL is a meta-programming language that works by generating source code in a target language from a program specification in a higher level language. MetaL programs are based on XML. The compiler engine generates programs in potentially any target language - PHP, Java, and Perl are currently supported.
|Tags||Software Development Libraries php classes Compilers|
|Operating Systems||OS Independent|
Release Notes: The XML module now includes support for generating XML documents using XML templates that contain placeholders that may be replaced by data values, tag values, or nested templates.
Release Notes: The way include paths are specified was changed to avoid portability problems caused by path separator characters like colon, which is a legal path character under Windows.
Release Notes: The compiler classes were fixed for compliance with PHP 5.
Release Notes: The persistence layer generator module is now fully capable of outputting UML diagrams for the classes. Support for managing collections of related objects and validating them was added, and calls to strtok() were replaced with an emulation function due to changes in PHP 4.1.
Release Notes: This release introduces the first meta-meta-programming MetaL compiler module - a data persistence layer module that generates classes of objects from XML descriptions of object properties and relationships between the objects of different classes. It also generates schemas in a database independent XML format that can be used with many types of databases where object data is stored persistently.