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Status Delivered
Created by Guest
Created on Jun 5, 2014

RSA-RTE: Use in/out correctly in C++ models

Operation arguments in RSA-RTE C++ have a direction that is presented at several levels. For converted RoseRT elements the direction appears to default to "In Out". Most of the time this is wrong. Is it possible to leave this as unspecified during conversion instead of choosing a default that is often wrong? Maybe the fixup plugin can assist.

Feature request: When adding arguments to an operation, the direction defaults to "In". Can this be made language specific and dependent on the type?
So for C / C++:
pass-by-value == "In"
pass-by-pointer == "In Out"
pass-by-reference == "In Out"
pass-by-const-pointer == "In"
pass-by-const-reference == "In"
Note that these are the defaults and might still be not 100% correct. But they will be correct most of the time.

Alternative: Add possibility to hide the direction from all views. If it has no effect on code generation and is often wrong, then do not show it.
Question: What is the direction used for? Is there a relation with doxygen?

Idea priority Medium
RFE ID 54463
RFE Product Rational Software Architect Real Time Edition
  • Admin
    Osman Burucu
    Feb 27, 2024

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  • Guest
    Sep 24, 2015

    Due to processing by IBM, this request was reassigned to have the following updated attributes:
    Brand - WebSphere
    Product family - Application Platform
    Product - Software Architect Real Time Edition

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - Rational
    Product family - Design & development
    Product - Software Architect Real Time Edition

  • Guest
    Jul 14, 2014

    This feature is planned for future release.