A comparison of two metacompilation approaches to implementing a complex domaispecific language
2012 (English)In: Proceedings of the 27th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC), 2012, 1919-1921 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Operational semantics and attribute grammars are examples of formalisms that can be used for generating compilers. We are interested in finding similarities and differences in how these approaches are applied to complex languages, and for generating compilers of such maturity that they have users in industry.
As a specific case, we present a comparative analysis of two compilers for Modelica, a language for physical modeling, and which contains numerous compilation challenges. The two compilers are OpenModelica, which is based on big-step operational semantics, and JModelica.org, which is based on reference attribute grammars.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. 1919-1921 p.
metacompilation, operational semantics, attribute grammars
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-163770DOI: 10.1145/2245276.2232092ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84863594546ISBN: 978-1-4503-0857-1OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-163770DiVA: diva2:803877
27th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC 2012), 26-30 March 2012, Riva del Garda (Trento), Italy
QC 201504152013-05-302015-04-122015-04-15Bibliographically approved