XTRAN Examples

The following examples show how you can use XTRAN, our software development meta-tool, to automate virtually any software, data, or text task.

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Using XTRAN to Analyze Computer Languages

* Assemblers

* HP (Digital, Compaq) MACRO-11 assembler

* HP (Digital, Compaq) VAX MACRO assembler

* HP (Digital, Compaq) VAX MACRO problem operands

* C

* Structure/union member offsets and sizes

* Cyclomatic complexity

* Forensic Analysis of Function Signatures 

* Analyze Straight-line Code Length by Nesting Depth 

* C++

* Markov analysis of statement type transitions

* COBOL

* Symbol usage

* Create abstract of code

* Mine code for Business Rule conditions

* HTML

* Tag & attribute usage

* Embedded substitution usage

* Mine Web pages for keywords 

* Error check HTML links & generate site map 

* Java

* Colorize code by nesting depth, display as HTML 

* Highlight expressions, display as HTML 

* Natural (Software AG)

* Filter code on statement type, display as HTML

* PL/I

* Analyze computer language features used 

* Constant/expression PROCEDURE arguments

* Knots (GOTO crossings)

* Highlight file I/O & display I/O code, display as HTML

* RPG

* Tally statement types

* XML

* Tag & attribute usage

* Entity reference usage

* Module/Function Cross-References

These examples illustrate the language-independent nature of XTRAN's rules language.  They were all produced using exactly the same set of rules.

* C, C++, Java, or C#

* Fortran

* Pascal

* PL/I

* PL/M

* Interactive query of code mining results 

* Using XTRAN for Year 2000 (Y2K) Impact Analysis

* HP (Digital, Compaq) MACRO-11 assembler

* C, C++, Java, or C#

* PL/M




Using XTRAN to Re-Engineer Computer Languages

* C

* Restructure to eliminate gotos

* Add I/O documentation

* Match & replace expressions

* Combine C, C++, Java, or C# expression statements

* Eliminate dead code

* Impose preprocessor macro on existing code

* Vertically align DSV data items 

* C++

* Restructure to eliminate gotos

* Match & replace expressions

* Combine C, C++, Java, or C# expression statements

* Impose preprocessor macro on existing code

* Protect included files from multiple inclusion

* Vertically align DSV data items 

* C#

* Restructure to eliminate gotos

* Combine C, C++, Java, or C# expression statements

* COBOL

* Mine code for Business Rule conditions

* Restructure to eliminate GO TOs 

* Combine arithmetic statements 

* Replace arithmetic statements with COMPUTEs 

* HTML

* Insert anchors into HTML 

* Cross Link and Index HTML Documents

* Java

* Match & replace expressions

* Combine C, C++, Java, or C# expression statements

* PL/I

* Restructure to eliminate GOTOs

* Eliminate dead code

* XML

* Normalize tags and vocabulary 




Using XTRAN to Translate Computer Languages

* Translate assemblers to C

* HP (Digital, Compaq) MACRO-11 assembler

* HP (Digital, Compaq) VAX MACRO assembler

* User function entry macro in HP (Digital, Compaq) VAX MACRO

* Labeled structures in HP (Digital, Compaq) VAX MACRO

* Problem operands in HP (Digital, Compaq) VAX MACRO

* Encore (SEL, Gould) assembler

* In-line function arguments in Encore (SEL, Gould) assembler

* Translate Fortran to C

* COMMONs and EQUIVALENCEs

* Translate IBM Series/1 EDL to C

* EDL to C

* Translate Pascal to C

* Pascal to C

* Array subscripts

* Automatically "unnest" PROCEDUREs & FUNCTIONs

* String operations

* Translate PL/I to C

* PL/I to C

* PROCEDURE arguments

* Parameters/arguments as "by value"

* Translate PL/ix to C++

* Impose file "includes" 

* Translate PL/M to C

* PL/M to C

* $INCLUDE implies typedef'd data type

* CALL Statement

* BASED() attribute, using cast pointers

* $IF/$ELSEIF/$ELSE Statements




Using XTRAN to Generate Computer Languages

* Generate HTML image table

* Error check HTML links & generate site map 

* Create script to renumber files 

* Cross Link and Index HTML Documents

* TemplaGentemplate-driven artifact generation from repository data 




Using XTRAN to Analyze and Manipulate Data

* Generate HTML table rows from DSV data 

* Manipulate dependency trees

* XTRAN data bases

* Load DSV data into XTRAN data base 

* Perform Markov analysis

* Sum integer field in DSV data 

* Enable sorting of DSV data 

* Normalize vocabulary in DSV data 

* Tally DSV values by field name 

* Normalize tags and vocabulary in XML 

* Create script to renumber files 

* Recursive vs. iterative factorial computation 

* Interactive query of data mining results 

* Vertically align DSV data items 

* TemplaGentemplate-driven artifact generation from repository data 




Using XTRAN to Analyze and Manipulate Text

* Count words in text 

* Analyze word phrases in text 

* Format text items into columns 

* Interactive query of text mining results 

* Text input with continuations 

* Command-driven text processing utility (ProcText

* Vertically align DSV data items 

* Compute Fog Index for prose text 

* TemplaGenTemplate-driven artifact generation from repository data 




Combining Multiple XTRAN Capabilities

The following example combines XTRAN's code analysis, re-engineering, generation, data analysis, and text manipulation capabilities.

* Cross Link and Index HTML Documents




Using XTRAN to monitor and remediate code quality

* Analyze cyclomatic complexity of C, C++, Java, or C#

* Analyze knots (GOTO crossings) in PL/I

* Analyze Straight-line Code Length by Nesting Depth 

* Restructure C, C++, or C# to eliminate gotos

* Restructure COBOL to eliminate GO TOs 

* Restructure PL/I to eliminate GOTOs

* Impose C/C++ preprocessor macro on existing code

* Combine C, C++, Java, or C# expression statements

* Combine COBOL arithmetic statements 

* Colorize code by nesting depth, display as HTML 

* Eliminate dead code in C, C++, Java, or C#

* Eliminate dead code in PL/I

* Vertically align DSV data items 




Using XTRAN to reverse engineer architecture from code

* Create module/function cross-reference (language-independent rules):

* C, C++, Java, or C#

* PL/I

* Pascal

* Fortran

* PL/M

* Analyze computer language features used 

* Mine code for Business Rule conditions

* Create abstract of code

* Analyze symbol usage in COBOL

* Analyze structure/union member offsets and sizes in C, C++, Java, or C#

* Analyze HP (Digital, Compaq) MACRO-11 assembler

* Analyze HP (Digital, Compaq) VAX MACRO assembler

* Highlight file I/O & display I/O code in PL/I, display as HTML

* Link parent statements with ending child statements, using HTML tags 

* Analyze tag and attribute usage in HTML

* Analyze embedded substitution usage in HTML

* Analyze tag and attribute usage in XML

* Analyze entity reference usage in XML

* Markov analysis of statement type transitions in C++

* Filter Natural code on statement type, display as HTML

* Tally RPG statement types




Using XTRAN to modernize code

* Add I/O documentation to C, C++, Java, or C#

* Mine code for Business Rule conditions

* Impose C/C++ preprocessor macro on existing code

* Protect C or C++ included files from multiple inclusion

* Impose file "includes" on existing PL/ix code

* Replace COBOL arithmetic statements with COMPUTEs 

* Cross Link and Index HTML Documents

* Normalize tags and vocabulary in XML 




Using XTRAN to migrate code

* Translate PL/I to C

* Translate PL/I PROCEDURE arguments to C

* Analyze PL/I constant/expression PROCEDURE arguments

* Translate PL/I PROCEDURE parameters/arguments to C as "by value"

* Translate Pascal to C

* Translate Pascal array subscripts to C

* Automatically "unnest" Pascal PROCEDUREs & FUNCTIONs when translating to C

* Translate Pascal string operations to C

* Translate Fortran COMMONs and EQUIVALENCEs to C

* Translate PL/M to C

* Translate PL/M CALL Statement to C

* $INCLUDE implies typedef'd data type when translating PL/M to C

* Translate PL/M BASED() attribute to C using cast pointers

* Translate PL/M $IF/$ELSEIF/$ELSE Statements to C

* Translate HP (Digital, Compaq) MACRO-11 assembler to C

* Translate HP (Digital, Compaq) VAX MACRO assembler to C

* Translate labeled structures in HP (Digital, Compaq) VAX MACRO to C

* Analyze HP (Digital, Compaq) VAX MACRO problem operands

* Translate problem operands in HP (Digital, Compaq) VAX MACRO to C

* Translate user function entry macro in HP (Digital, Compaq) VAX MACRO to C

* Translate IBM Series/1 EDL to C

* Translate Encore (SEL, Gould) assembler to C

* Translate in-line function arguments in Encore (SEL, Gould) assembler to C

* Translate HP (Digital, Compaq) Runoff to HTML

* Translate HP (Digital, Compaq) Runoff to Rich Text Format (RTF)




Using XTRAN for forensic analysis

* Forensic Analysis of Function Signatures 

* Analyze Straight-line Code Length by Nesting Depth 

* Analyze word phrases in text 

* Interactive query of forensic analysis results 




Using XTRAN for code visualization

* Colorize C, C++, Java, or C# code by nesting depth, display as HTML

* Create abstract of code

* Highlight file I/O & display I/O code in PL/I, display as HTML

* Highlight C, C++, Java, or C# expressions, display as HTML 

* Filter Natural code on statement type, display as HTML




Using XTRAN to create code utilities

* Analyze computer language features used 

* Mine code for Business Rule conditions

* Create abstract of code

* Analyze structure/union member offsets and sizes in C, C++, Java, or C#

* Analyze XML tag & attribute usage

* Analyze XML entity reference usage

* Match & replace expressions in C, C++, Java, or C#

* Impose file "includes" on existing PL/ix code

* Protect C or C++ included files from multiple inclusion

* Link parent statements with ending child statements, using HTML tags 

* Normalize tags and vocabulary in XML 

* Interactive query of code mining results 

* Vertically align DSV data items 

* TemplaGentemplate-driven artifact generation from repository data 




Using XTRAN to create Web utilities

* Generate HTML table rows from DSV data 

* Mine Web pages for keywords

* Cross Link and Index HTML Documents

* Error check HTML links & generate site map 

* Analyze embedded substitution usage in HTML

* Analyze tag and attribute usage in HTML

* Generate HTML image table

* Insert anchors into HTML 

* Interactive query of HTML mining results 

* TemplaGentemplate-driven artifact generation from repository data 




Using XTRAN to create data utilities

* Load DSV data into XTRAN data base 

* Generate HTML table rows from DSV data 

* Manipulate dependency trees

* Perform Markov analysis

* Sum integer field in DSV data 

* Enable sorting of DSV data 

* Normalize vocabulary in DSV data 

* Tally DSV values by field name 

* Normalize tags and vocabulary in XML 

* Interactive query of data mining results 

* Vertically align DSV data items 

* TemplaGen — template-driven artifact generation from repository data 




Using XTRAN to create text utilities

* Count words in text 

* Analyze word phrases in text 

* Format text items into columns 

* Interactive query of text mining results 

* Text input with continuations 

* Command-driven text processing utility (ProcText

* Vertically align DSV data items 

* Compute Fog Index for prose text 

* TemplaGentemplate-driven artifact generation from repository data 




Using XTRAN to create general utilities

* Create script to renumber files 

* Recursive vs. iterative factorial computation 

* Interactive query of DSV data 




Using XTRAN for Year 2000 (Y2K) impact analysis

* Analyze Year 2000 (Y2K) Impact on C, C++, Java, or C#

* Analyze Year 2000 (Y2k) Impact on HP (Digital, Compaq) MACRO-11 assembler

* Analyze Year 2000 (Y2K) Impact on PL/M