Engineering tagging languages for DSLs

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Engineering tagging languages for DSLs
—To keep a DSL clean, readable and reusable in different contexts, it is useful to define a separate tagging language. A tag model logically adds information to the tagged DSL model while technically keeping the artifacts separated. Using a generic tagging language leads to promiscuous tag models, whereas defining a target DSL-specific tag language has a high initial overhead. This paper presents a systematic approach to define a DSL-specific tag language and a corresponding schema language, combining the advantages of both worlds: (a) the tag language specifically fits to the DSL, (b) the artifacts are kept separated and enabling reuse with different tag decorations, (c) the tag language follows a defined type schema, and (d) systematic derivation considerably reduces the effort necessary to implement the tag language. An example shows that it can at least partially be realized by a generator and applied for any kind of DSL. Index Terms—Software Engineering, Modeling, M...
Timo Greifenberg, Markus Look, Sebastian Roidl, Be
Added 15 Apr 2016
Updated 15 Apr 2016
Type Journal
Year 2015
Authors Timo Greifenberg, Markus Look, Sebastian Roidl, Bernhard Rumpe
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