Gelato: GEneric language tools for model-driven analysis of legacy software systems

Amir Saeidi, J. Hage, Ravi Khadka, Slinger Jansen

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We present an integrated set of language-independent (generic) tools for analyzing legacy software systems: Gelato. Like any analysis tool, Gelato consists of a set of parsers, tree walkers, transformers, visualizers and pretty printers for different programming languages. Gelato is divided into a set of components, comprising of a set of language-specific bundles and a generic core. By providing a generic core, Gelato enables building tools for analyzing legacy systems independent of the languages they are implemented in. To achieve this, Gelato consists of a generic extensible imperative language called Kernel which provides a separation between syntactic and semantic analysis. We have adopted model-driven techniques to develop the Gelato tool set which is integrated into the Eclipse environment.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication20th Working Conference on Reverse Engineering (WCRE 2013)
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781479929313
Publication statusPublished - 21 Nov 2013


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