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Original scientific paper
https://doi.org/10.2498/cit.2002.01.01

Domain-Specific Language Design Requires Feature Descriptions

Arie van Deursen
Paul Klint

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APA 6th Edition
van Deursen, A. & Klint, P. (2002). Domain-Specific Language Design Requires Feature Descriptions. Journal of computing and information technology, 10 (1), 1-17. https://doi.org/10.2498/cit.2002.01.01
MLA 8th Edition
van Deursen, Arie and Paul Klint. "Domain-Specific Language Design Requires Feature Descriptions." Journal of computing and information technology, vol. 10, no. 1, 2002, pp. 1-17. https://doi.org/10.2498/cit.2002.01.01. Accessed 11 Apr. 2021.
Chicago 17th Edition
van Deursen, Arie and Paul Klint. "Domain-Specific Language Design Requires Feature Descriptions." Journal of computing and information technology 10, no. 1 (2002): 1-17. https://doi.org/10.2498/cit.2002.01.01
Harvard
van Deursen, A., and Klint, P. (2002). 'Domain-Specific Language Design Requires Feature Descriptions', Journal of computing and information technology, 10(1), pp. 1-17. https://doi.org/10.2498/cit.2002.01.01
Vancouver
van Deursen A, Klint P. Domain-Specific Language Design Requires Feature Descriptions. Journal of computing and information technology [Internet]. 2002 [cited 2021 April 11];10(1):1-17. https://doi.org/10.2498/cit.2002.01.01
IEEE
A. van Deursen and P. Klint, "Domain-Specific Language Design Requires Feature Descriptions", Journal of computing and information technology, vol.10, no. 1, pp. 1-17, 2002. [Online]. https://doi.org/10.2498/cit.2002.01.01

Abstracts
A domain-specific language (DSL) provides a notation tailored towards an application domain and is based on the relevant concepts and features of that domain. As such, a DSL is a means to describe and generate members of a family of programs in the domain.

A prerequisite for the design of a DSL is a detailed analysis and structuring of the application domain. Graphical feature diagrams have been proposed to organize the dependencies between such features, and to indicate which ones are common to all family members and which ones vary.

In this paper, we study feature diagrams in more details, as well as their relationship to domain-specific languages. We propose the Feature Description Language (FDL), a textual language to describe features. We explore automated manipulation of feature descriptions such as normalization, expansion to disjunctive normal form, variability computation and constraint satisfaction. Feature descriptions can be directly mapped to UML diagrams which in their turn can be used for Java code generation. The value of FDL is assessed via a case study in the use and expressiveness of feature descriptions for the area of documentation generators.

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