USENIX Technical Program - Abstract - Domain-Specific Languages 99
Jargons for Domain Engineering
Lloyd H. Nakatani, Mark A. Ardis, Robert G. Olsen, and Paul M. Pontrelli, Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies
In the Family-oriented Abstraction, Specification and Translation
(FAST) domain engineering process for software production, a member of
a software product family is automatically generated from a model
expressed in a DSL. In practice, the time and skill needed to make
the DSLs proved to be bottlenecks. FAST now relies on jargons, a kind
of easy-to-make DSL that domain engineers who are not language experts
can quickly make themselves. We report our experiences with jargons
in the FAST process, and describe the benefits they provide above and
beyond conventional DSLs for software production and other
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