Domain-specific languages

introductory course

Design concerns for concrete syntax

In this part, we discuss:
– programming language Quorum
– viscosity of notations
– writability and readability of syntax
– learnability and effectiveness of syntax
– multiple notations for concepts
– IDE supportability


List of sources for images in slides
– http://www.computerhistory.org/atchm/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/matrix.jpg
– https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/9f/APL-keybd2.svg/600px-APL-keybd2.svg.png
– https://i.stack.imgur.com/ei4p9.png
– https://i.stack.imgur.com/ei4p9.png
– https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esoteric_programming_language#/media/File:Piet_Program_Hello_World(1).gif
– http://sandorvaly.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/MOndrian-06.jpg
– https://confluence.jetbrains.com/download/attachments/53345726/Multiple.png?version=1&modificationDate=1401798691000&api=v2

Remarks

This part is based on:
A. Stefik, S. Siebert, An Empirical Investigation into Programming Language Syntax
T. Green, M. Petre: Usability Analysis of Visual Programming Environments: A “Cognitive Dimensions” Framework
– Section 4.7. of M. Voelter’s book DSL Engineering.

Additional materials