Java Decaffeinated: experiences building a programming language from components
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Citation:Farragher, Linda; Dobson, Simon. 'Java Decaffeinated: experiences building a programming language from components'. - Dublin, Trinity College Dublin, Department of Computer Science, TCD-CS-2000-22, 2000, pp9
Most modern programming languages are complex and feature rich. Whilst this is (sometimes) an advantage for industrial-strength applications, it complicates both language teaching and language research. We describe our experiences in the design of a reduced sub-set of the Java language and its implementation using the Vanilla language development framework. We argue that Vanilla?s component-based approach allows the language?s feature set to be varied quickly and simply compared with other development approaches.
Publisher:Trinity College Dublin, Department of Computer Science
Series/Report no:Computer Science Technical Report