Design Exploration through Code-Generating DSLs
Journal article, 2014

DOMAIN-SPECIFIC LANGUAGES (DSLS) make programs shorter and easier to write. They can be stand-alone- for example, LaTeX, Makefiles, and SQL-or they can be embedded in a host language. You might think that DSLs embedded in high-level languages would be abstract or mathematically oriented, far from the nittygritty of low-level programming. This is not the case. This article demonstrates how high-level embedded DSLs (EDSLs) really can ease low-level programming. There is no contradiction. A gentle introduction to EDSLs can be found in the previous article in this series: "Domain-specific.


Joel Bo Svensson

Indiana University

Mary Sheeran

Chalmers, Computer Science and Engineering (Chalmers), Software Technology (Chalmers)

R. Newton

Indiana University

Communications of the ACM

0001-0782 (ISSN)

Vol. 57 6 56-63

Subject Categories

Computer and Information Science



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