December, 2004

  • Steve Cook's WebLog

    Graphical languages – semantics vs syntax

    Recent postings have talked about “semantics” of graphical languages. When I was involved in UML development this word caused a lot of argument and confusion. In my view, it goes like this. A graphical language has three primary aspects: concrete syntax...
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    New places to look

    The latest installment of our DSL tools is available for download here . Jochen Seemann announces it here . Jack Greenfield has started blogging here .
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    UML Semantics

    Grady has blogged about Microsoft’s position on UML . His article is a masterpiece of technopolitical spin. He says Microsoft “rejects UML”, and of course we don’t; as my colleague Alan Cameron Wills says, “we don’t want to limit ourselves to UML as a...
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    Keeping the baby in the bath

    Xactium’s Andy Evans has written an interesting article on Language Driven Development in David Frankel’s MDA Journal . In it there’s a paragraph directed at me: In [2] it has been proposed that domain-specific languages have specific advantages over...
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