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Towards Improved Class Parameterization and Class Generation in Modelica

Dirk Zimmer
German Aerospace Center, Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics, Germany

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Published in: 3rd International Workshop on Equation-Based Object-Oriented Modeling Languages and Tools; Oslo; Norway; October 3

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 47:4, p. 33-42

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Published: 2010-09-21

ISBN: 978-91-7519-824-8

ISSN: 1650-3686 (print), 1650-3740 (online)


Class parameterization and class generation enhance the object-oriented means of Modelica; either by making them better accessible for the user or more powerful to apply for the library designer. Nevertheless; the current solution in Modelica does not properly distinguish between these two concepts; and hence it does not represent a fully satisfying solution. This paper presents a proposal or vision for a partial redesign of the language by separating class parameterization and class generation. In this way; the language becomes simpler and yet more powerful. The derived concepts may serve as guideline for future considerations of the Modelica language design.


language design; class-parameterization


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