V1E: A Kernel for Domain-specific Textual Variability Modelling Languages

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    Abstract

    v1e is a language kernel for textual variability modelling built on top of the language-development system DjDSL. As a language kernel,v1e provides a minimal but extensible set of abstractions to implement families of domain-specific languages for textual variability modelling. v1e provides for a small and versatile abstract syntax to encode feature models using multiplicity constraints and canonical semantics. v1e offers built-in analysis support, such as configuration validation, by maintaining internal BDD representations. A derived language becomes realised as a collection of extensions dependent on the language kernel. v1e is designed to behighly extensible and embeddable, e.g., as a dynamic library or as aREPL shell. In this paper, we showcase a selected derived languageand the design decisions involved: a kernel implementation of TVL on top of v1e. We conclude the paper by pointing out current limitations (e.g., representing attributed variability models) and future directions (e.g., analysis support beyond BDD).
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationVienna
    PublisherWU Vienna University of Economics and Business
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2020

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    NameTechnical Reports / Institute for Information Systems and New Media
    No.2020/01

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