Design exploration through code-generating DSLs
Journal article, 2014

DSLs (domain-specific languages) 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 nitty-gritty of low-level programming. This is not the case. This article demonstrates how high-level EDSLs (embedded DSLs) really can ease low-level programming. There is no contradiction.


Joel Bo Svensson

Indiana University

Mary Sheeran

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

R. Newton

Indiana University


1542-7730 (ISSN) 1542-7749 (eISSN)

Vol. 12 4 40-52

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Computer and Information Science



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