loading
Documents

Research.Publish.Connect.

Paper

Authors: Christoph Rieger ; Martin Westerkamp and Herbert Kuchen

Affiliation: University of Münster, Germany

ISBN: 978-989-758-283-7

Keyword(s): Domain-Specific Language, Modularization, Xtext, Language Composition.

Related Ontology Subjects/Areas/Topics: Domain-Specific Modeling and Domain-Specific Languages ; Languages, Tools and Architectures ; Model-Driven Software Development ; Software Engineering ; Syntax and Semantics of Modeling Languages

Abstract: Over time, domain-specific languages (DSL) tend to grow beyond the initial scope in order to provide new features. In addition, many fundamental language concepts are reimplemented over and over again. This raises questions regarding opportunities of DSL modularization for improving software quality and fostering language reuse – similar to challenges traditional programming languages face but further complicated by the surrounding editing infrastructure and model transformations. Mature frameworks for developing textual DSLs such as Xtext provide a wealth of features but have only recently considered support for language composition. We therefore perform a case study on a large-scale DSL for model-driven development of mobile applications called MD2, and review the current state of DSL composition techniques. Subsequently, challenges and advantages of modularizing MD2 are discussed and generalized recommendations are provided.

PDF ImageFull Text

Download
Sign In Guest: Register as new SciTePress user now for free.

Sign In SciTePress user: please login.

PDF ImageMy Papers

You are not signed in, therefore limits apply to your IP address 54.234.228.185

In the current month:
Recent papers: 100 available of 100 total
2+ years older papers: 200 available of 200 total

Paper citation in several formats:
Rieger C., Westerkamp M. and Kuchen H. (2018). Challenges and Opportunities of Modularizing Textual Domain-Specific Languages.In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Model-Driven Engineering and Software Development - Volume 1: MODELSWARD, ISBN 978-989-758-283-7, pages 387-395. DOI: 10.5220/0006601903870395

@conference{modelsward18,
author={Christoph Rieger and Martin Westerkamp and Herbert Kuchen},
title={Challenges and Opportunities of Modularizing Textual Domain-Specific Languages},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Model-Driven Engineering and Software Development - Volume 1: MODELSWARD,},
year={2018},
pages={387-395},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0006601903870395},
isbn={978-989-758-283-7},
}

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Model-Driven Engineering and Software Development - Volume 1: MODELSWARD,
TI - Challenges and Opportunities of Modularizing Textual Domain-Specific Languages
SN - 978-989-758-283-7
AU - Rieger C.
AU - Westerkamp M.
AU - Kuchen H.
PY - 2018
SP - 387
EP - 395
DO - 10.5220/0006601903870395

Login or register to post comments.

Comments on this Paper: Be the first to review this paper.