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Developing integrated environments with ASDL

 
: Krämer, B.; Schmidt, H.-W.

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IEEE Software 6 (1989), No.1, pp.98-107
ISSN: 0740-7459
ISSN: 1937-4194
English
Journal Article
Fraunhofer GMD

Abstract
The authors present the Abstract-Type and Scheme-Definition Language (ASDL), a new formalism and environment kernel. The main goal of this object-oriented kernel is to reconcile integration and extensibility. ASDL adopts the ideas underlying language-based editor generators but overcomes their extensibility deficiencies. ASDL combines an object-oriented type system with syntax-directed translation schemes and a target-language interface. Its power lies in utilizing inheritance for structure-driven computations. The authors discuss object types, translation rules, and semantic information in ASDL.

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