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14. UML > Using UML

Using UML

What do you think of using UML to generate implementation code?

James: I think it’s a terrible idea. I know that I disagree with many other UML experts, but there is no magic about UML. If you can generate code from a model, then it is a programming language. And UML is not a well-designed programming language.

The most important reason is that it lacks a well-defined point of view, partly by intent and partly because of the tyranny of the OMG standardization process that tries to provide everything to everybody. It doesn’t have a well-defined underlying set of assumptions about memory, storage, concurrency, or almost anything else. How can you program in such a language?


  

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