A comparison of tool support for textual domain-specific languages

Authors Michael Pfeiffer
Josef Pichler
Title A comparison of tool support for textual domain-specific languages
Booktitle Proceedings of the 8th OOPSLA Workshop on Domain-Specific Modeling (DSM’08)
Type in proceedings
Publisher UAP Printing Solutions
Department ISE
ISBN 978-0-61523-024-5
Month October
Year 2008
Pages 1-7
SCCH ID# 832
Abstract

A domain-specific language is a specialized and problem-oriented language. Successful application of a DSL largely depends on provided tools, so called language workbenches that support end-programmers creating, editing, and maintaining programs written in a DSL. In this paper, we describe four different tools supporting the creating of language workbenches, identify commonalities and differences and compare these tools by means of a set of criteria.