Java Decaffeinated: experiences building a programming language from components

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Farragher, Linda ; Dobson, Simon (2000)
  • Publisher: Trinity College Dublin, Department of Computer Science
  • Subject: Computer Science | java language

non-peer-reviewed 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.
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