Domain-specific languages (DSLs) are languages tailored to a specific application domain. They offer substantial gains in expressiveness and ease of use compared with general-purpose languages in their domain of application. Although the use of DSLs is by no means new, it is receiving increased attention in the context of model-driven engineering and development of parallel software for multicore processors. We discuss these trends from the perspective of the roles DSLs have traditionally played.

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Heering, J, & Mernik, M. (2007). Domain-specific languages in perspective. Software Engineering [SEN]. CWI.