Meta-packages: painless domain specific languages.

Clark, Tony (2008) Meta-packages: painless domain specific languages. Technical Report. CETEVA.

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Abstract

Domain Specific Languages are used to provide a tailored modelling notation for a specific application domain. There are currently two main approaches to DSLs: standard notations that are tailored by adding simple properties; new notations that are designed from scratch. There are problems with both of these approaches which can be addressed by providing access to a small meta-language based on packages and classes. A meta-modelling approach based on meta-packages allows a wide range of DSLs to be defined in a standard way. The DSLs can be processed using standard object-based extension at the meta-level and existing tooling can easily be defined to adapt to the new languages. This paper introduces the concept of meta-packages and provides a simple example.

Item Type:Monograph (Technical Report)
Research Areas:School of Science and Technology > Science & Technology
ID Code:6272
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