Gulp

Joe Armstrong (AL/EAB) <>
Wed Mar 2 15:05:57 CET 2005


>  Some quotes from the amazing Meta-Object Facility Specification available at

>  http://www.omg.org/docs/formal/02-04-03.pdf

>     The metamodel layer is comprised of the descriptions
>    (i.e., meta-metadata) that define the structure and semantics of metadata. 
>     Meta-metadata is informally aggregated as metamodels. A metamodel is an 
>    "abstract language" for describing different kinds of data;
>     that is, a language without a concrete syntax or notation.

   I re-read this *again* - It looks like an April fool joke.

   Then I checked the date - the documents says April 2002

   The 2'nd hit of the Google query "omg mof 1 april"
    
   is:


   OMG Process Deadlines
   ... OMG Process Deadlines Last updated: Saturday, 19-Feb-2005 02:15:18 ... RFP (2nd Revised
   Submission Deadline) MOF 2.0 Versioning RFP (2nd Revised ... April 1, 2005, Org. ...
   www.omg.org/schedule/tcdeadlines.html - 29k - Cached - Similar pages

   Now follow the link - it leads to a page caled "OMG process deadlines"

   Half way down the pages is:

       April 1, 2005	Org. Structure Metamodel RFP (Voting List Deadline)

   So there we have it.

   Is the OMG MOF model an elaborate April Fools joke?


/Joe



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