SLE 2018
Sun 4 - Fri 9 November 2018 Boston, Massachusetts, United States
co-located with SPLASH 2018
Mon 5 Nov 2018 13:50 - 14:20 at Studio 1 - Parsing / Composition Chair(s): Eelco Visser

The goal of modular language development is to enable the definition of new languages as assemblies of preexisting ones. Recent approaches in this area are plentiful but usually suffer from two main problems: either they do not support modular language composition both at the specification and implementation levels, or they require advanced knowledge of specific paradigm that hampers wide adoption in the industry. In this paper, we introduce a lightweight approach to modular development of language concerns with well-defined interfaces that can be composed modularly at the specification and implementation levels. We present an implementation of our approach atop the Eclipse Modeling Framework, namely Alex — an object-oriented meta-language for semantics definition and language composition. We evaluate Alex in the development of a new DSL for IoT systems modeling resulting from the composition of three independently defined languages (UML activity diagrams, Lua, and the CORBA Interface Description Language). We evaluate the effort required to implement and compose these languages using Alex with regards to similar approaches of the literature.

Mon 5 Nov
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13:30 - 15:00: SLE 2018 - Parsing / Composition at Studio 1
Chair(s): Eelco VisserDelft University of Technology
papers13:30 - 13:50
papers13:50 - 14:20
Manuel LeducUniv Rennes, Inria, CNRS, IRISA, Thomas DegueuleCentrum Wiskunde & Informatica, Benoit CombemaleUniversity of Rennes 1
DOI Pre-print
papers14:20 - 14:40
Filip StrömbäckLinköping University
papers14:40 - 15:00
Matteo CiminiUniversity of Massachusetts Lowell