Big Island, HI, USA
Jan. 6, 2003 to Jan. 9, 2003
Jeff Gray , University of Alabama at Birmingham
A key advantage for the use of a Domain-Specific Language (DSL) is the leverage that can be captured from a concise representation of a programmer?s intention. This paper reports on three different DSLs that were developed for two different projects. Two of the DSLs assisted in the specification of various modeling tool ontologies, and the integration of models across these tools. On another project, a different DSL has been applied as a language to assist in aspect-oriented modeling. Each of these three languages was converted to C++ using different code generators. These DSLs were concerned with issues of traversing a model and performing transformations. The paper also provides quantitative data on the relative sizes of the intention (as expressed in the DSL) and the generated C++ code. Observations are made regarding the nature of the benefits and the manner in which the conciseness of the DSL is best leveraged.
Jeff Gray, "An Examination of DSLs for Concisely Representing Model Traversals and Transformations", HICSS, 2003, 36th Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences, 36th Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences 2003, pp. 325a, doi:10.1109/HICSS.2003.1174892