Templates are the heart of the code generation system: they read a
dotgen specification and produce a bunch of source files from
it. Templates can produce virtually any kind of code, but they are
usually used to produce a server or a client implementation of the
component(s) described in the input specification.
A template is invoked on a
dotgen specification by invoking
with the template name followed by one or several input files (see the
manual for details).
A number of base templates are provided by
genom3. These are the
interactive templates described
hereafter. Additional templates can be made available by installing
extra packages. At the time of writing, there exist for instance a
pocolibs and a
ros template that both provide a server and several
kind of clients implementations. The list of available templates can
be obtained by the command
genom3 -l (see the
New templates can be developed by using the
TCL code generator
engine (Creating Templates).