English | 2000 | ISBN: 0201309777 | PDF | pages: 449 | 1.7 mb
The authors present a grand tour of Generative Programming that is bound to become a classic. They … focus on the generally unappreciated connection between Domain Specific Languages and Generative Programming as a motivation for future development. Their wide-ranging and practical methods for Domain Analysis and Domain Engineering describe the first steps that developers can take right now … and are valuable both when existing systems are used or in preparation for emerging new generative technologies. - Charles Simonyi, Chief Architect at Microsoft Research and the inventor of Intentional Programming The book develops strong themes around unifying principles that tie the pieces together, most notably domain engineering and metaprogramming. Its crucial to understand that this book is not just some refreshing diversion, nor just an exposition of some noteworthy niche techniques: It is a harbinger of a broader enlightenment that opens the door to a new age. - From the Foreword by James Coplien, a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff at Lucent Technologiesm Bell Laboratories Generative Programming (GP) offers great promise to application developers.