Language-Oriented Modularity through Awesome DSALs


In this talk we coin the term language-oriented modularity to refer to the process of constructing and composing DSALs to better support aspect-oriented modularity. Language-oriented modularity strives to keep our aspect language as abstract as possible and our software code as modular as possible. While general purpose aspect-oriented languages offer low-level abstractions for modularizing a wide range of crosscutting concerns, they lack the modularity abstractions to tackle all cases of crosscutting. With language-oriented modularity, a solution to unanticipated crosscutting concerns is to construct and combine multiple DSALs to form aspect-oriented modularity of new kinds. We evaluate the Awesome composition framework in terms of its support for language-oriented modularity.

Mar 27, 2012 9:00 AM