By paying more attention to semantics-based tool generation, programming language semantics can significantly increase its impact. Ultimately, this may lead to ``Language Design Assistants'' incorporating substantial amounts of semantic knowledge.

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Heering, J, & Klint, P. (1999). Semantics of programming languages : a tool-oriented approach. Software Engineering [SEN]. CWI.