Previous members: Elizabeth Bjarnason
The system is implemented in Simula and runs on SUN Solaris. The system is available for experimental use. Contact Görel Hedin.
Key properties of APPLAB are:
The language specification can be edited at the same time as an example program in the new language. Changes to the specification immediately apply to the edited example program. A language-based editor supports the editing of the example program, including syntax-directed editing, text editing with incremental parsing, static-semantic error checking, and semantics-directed editing. The language specifications are edited using the same generic editor as is used for the example program. Reference Attribute Grammars is used for specifying static-semantics and code generation. This technique is particularly suited for languages with complex non-local dependencies, such as e.g. object-oriented languages.
Object-Oriented Attribute Grammars Robot Languages Static Semantics of Object-Oriented Languages Language Support for Design Patterns and Frameworks Interactive Time and Memory Analysis Java-to-C translator Executable Specifications for Interactive Communicating Devices Object-Oriented Product Modeling
E. Bjarnason, G. Hedin, K. Nilsson
Interactive Language Development for Embedded Systems
In Nordic Journal of Computing 6(1999), 36-55.
Overview article. An earlier version of this paper was published at NWPER'98 under the title "APPLAB - An Application Language Laboratory". [Abstract etc. (html)]
Interactive Tool Support for Domain-Specific Languages
Licentiate Thesis. Dept. of Computer Science, LU-CS-TR:97-192, 112 pages. Dept. of Computer Science, Lund University, December 1997.
Describes APPLAB and the robot case study
Reference Attributed Grammars
To appear in Informatica.
Describes the technique used for static-semantic analysis in APPLAB. An earlier version of this paper was published at WAGA'99. [Abstract etc. (html)]
Integrated Robot Programming
Master's thesis. LUNDFD6/NFCS-5098/1--25/1997. Dept. of Computer Science, Lund University, Sweden. December 1997.
About using APPLAB to translate between two different robot languages.
APPLAB - A Laboratory for Application Languages
In Bendix et al. (Eds): Proceedings of NWPER'96, Nordic Workshop on Programming Environment Research, pp 99-104. Aalborg, May 1996.
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APPLAB User's Guide. Version 1.2
Technical Report, 65 pages. Dept. of Computer Science, Lund University, 1996.
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E. Bjarnason, G. Hedin
A Grammar-Interpreting Parser in a Language Design Laboratory
In Proceedings of the Poster Session of CC'96 (International Conference on Compiler Construction). P Fritzson (ed.), pp 15-24, LiTH-IDA-R-96-12, Dept. of Computer Science, Linköping University, Sweden, April 1996. Describes the APPLAB incremental parser.
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Master's thesis. LU-CS-EX:96-3. Dept. of Computer Science, Lund University, Sweden. In Swedish.
About an application of APPLAB to a finite state machine language.
Context-Sensitive Editing in Orm
In K. Systä et al (eds.), Proceedings of the Nordic Workshop on Programming Environment Research, Tampere, Finland. Tampere University of Technology. Software Systems Lab. TR 14. January 1992.
Describes semantics-directed editing. A similar technique is now used in APPLAB.
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