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Really Embedding Domain-Specific Languages into C++
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TimeThursday, 12 November 20204:45pm - 5:25pm EDT
LocationTrack 6
DescriptionDomain-specific languages (DSLs) are both pervasive and powerful, but remain difficult to integrate into large projects. As a result, while DSLs can bring distinct advantages in performance, reliability, and maintainability, their use often involves trading off other good software-engineering practices. In this paper, we describe an extension to the Clang C++ compiler to support syntax plugins, and we demonstrate how this mechanism allows making use of DSLs inside of a C++ code base without needing to separate the DSL source code from the surrounding C++ code.
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