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Issue No. 02 - March/April (2010 vol. 27)
ISSN: 0740-7459
pp: 65-71
Margus Freudenthal , Cybernetica AS
This article presents a case study for applying the domain-specific languages (DSL) approach to building a configurable customs information system. The use of DSLs let Customs Engine's developers follow a highly iterative and reuse-oriented design method. Analysts benefited from the ability to specify system behavior directly, instead of relaying this information to programmers via lengthy human-language documentation. However, the developers encountered problems when trying to enable nontechnical domain experts to write or modify DSL programs by themselves.
specialized application languages, reusable software, DSLs, domain-specific languages

M. Freudenthal, "Domain-Specific Languages in a Customs Information System," in IEEE Software, vol. 27, no. , pp. 65-71, 2010.
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