Towards a metazoo?
The idea of putting open source material at the disposal of the community for various experimentations is apparently having some momentum. The tradition to call these set of resources “zoos” seems to be well established now. What is missing is a global index of zoos. Here are some of the zoos I am aware of:
- EMFText Concrete Syntax Zoo http://emftext.org/index.php/EMFText_Concrete_Syntax_Zoo (Thanks to @BernhardMerkle for the reference)
- Grammar zoo http://slps.sourceforge.net/zoo/
- XText Demo zoo http://code.google.com/p/xtext-demo-zoo/
- XText https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=328477 (Thanks to Moritz Eysholdt for this pointer)
- AtlanMod federation of Zoos http://www.emn.fr/z-info/atlanmod/index.php/Zoos
- Atlantic zoo http://www.emn.fr/z-info/atlanmod/index.php/Atlantic
- TCS zoo http://wiki.eclipse.org/TCS/Zoo
- AtlanMod Transformation Language (ATL) zoo http://www.eclipse.org/m2m/atl/atlTransformations/
Very often these zoos are made of raw material, from various origins, that may be used to do various experiments and to report results. For example one may measure some properties of all the grammars or all the metamodels in one zoo. Many research papers mention various empirical experiments that have been performed on these open source zoos.
Do you know other zoos? If yes, just answer this post or twit it. Thanks.