The analysis of existing source codes frequently presents a big problem for software migration projects. Another task is transforming the source code into a different language. Therefore we have developed a universal tool for migrations: PMS
PMS allows you to easily dismantle and transform formal texts such as 3G languages, JCL and SQL. This tool forms the technical basis of software migrations.
The Pattern Match Services (PMS) are a powerful set of tools for the analysis of any sources such as programs, scripts, text files, etc. using patterns. Not only can PMS locate matched areas, but it can also transform the source on account of its place of discovery or generate new target files based on it. As an example, the tool has been used to generate a converter which made a fully automatic transformation of 3,000 JSP programs (Jackson Structured Programming) to structured COBOL.
PMS may be made sensible use of anywhere where programs or other source files are systematically being combed through and are to be processed by machine as a result of the analysis.
The most common use cases are
PMS also makes it easy to perform an intelligent full text search with subsequent classification and/or indexing of documents (e.g. HTML or XML files). The transformation, or rather the generating of target documents, can in turn be controlled by complex rules, for instance to ensure that the result corresponds to a specified, prescribed grammar.
PMS patterns represent search and transformation rules. Although there are similarities with regular expressions, these rules go far beyond their functionality. Here are some differentiators:
Beyond that, patterns have a high degree of maintainability and may be used in the most diverse contexts.
PMS is made available at various configuration levels and for various licensing models.