Tools for turning Python code into XMI?
sschwarzer at sschwarzer.net
Sun Oct 24 11:22:25 CEST 2010
I'm looking for a tool which can read Python files and write
a corresponding XMI file for import into UML tools.
Ideally, the conversion tool should:
- be open source or freeware
- be available for Linux
- be a command line tool
- allow to specify exactly the Python files that should to
be taken into account
- include operations, together with their parameters
- include attributes (in the UML sense) if possible (I know
this isn't reliable)
Here are some programs I found via PyPI or search engine and
tried so far. All of them miss something I'd really like to
- pyreverse (now included with Pylint):
I think this has the most potential. You can specify the
files to import on the command line. There are many output
formats for the information from the Python code, but XMI
doesn't seem to be included. There are a few formats that
could be parsed and turned into XMI (plain, plain-ext).
Unfortunately, pyreverse doesn't include the parameters of
Umbrello is a graphical KDE tool. You can specify either
single files or whole directories including
subdirectories. In my case, one of the subdirectories is
for unit tests, which clutters the UML model. Attributes
(again, in the UML sense) are seemingly not considered but
operations. The parameters and return values of the latter,
however, are all output as of type "string".
Gaphor is a GUI tool allowing to specify the files one by
one which might be ok for a few files but surely
becomes tedious if there are some more. The generated
diagram, which can be exported to XMI, lacks the
parameters of the operations.
Do you have any other suggestions for programs I should have
a look at? Does someone even has written such a tool and has
not published it yet? :)
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