JastAdd

JastAdd -- an aspect-oriented compiler construction system. We describe JastAdd, a Java-based system for compiler construction. JastAdd is centered around an object-oriented representation of the abstract syntax tree where reference variables can be used to link together different parts of the tree. JastAdd supports the combination of declarative techniques (using Reference Attributed Grammars) and imperative techniques (using ordinary Java code) in implementing the compiler. The behavior can be modularized into different aspects, e.g. name analysis, type checking, code generation, etc., that are woven together into classes using aspect-oriented programming techniques, providing a safer and more powerful alternative to the Visitor pattern. The JastAdd system is independent of the underlying parsing technology and supports any noncircular dependencies between computations, thereby allowing general multi-pass compilation. The attribute evaluator (optimal recursive evaluation) is implemented very conveniently using Java classes, interfaces, and virtual methods


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  1. Bettini, Lorenzo: Implementing type systems for the IDE with Xsemantics (2016)
  2. Dinkelaker, Tom; Eichberg, Michael; Mezini, Mira: Incremental concrete syntax for embedded languages with support for separate compilation (2013)
  3. Apel, Sven; Kolesnikov, Sergiy; Liebig, Jörg; Kästner, Christian; Kuhlemann, Martin; Leich, Thomas: Access control in feature-oriented programming (2012)
  4. el Boustani, Nabil; Hage, Jurriaan: Improving type error messages for generic Java (2011)
  5. Åkesson, Johan; Ekman, Torbjörn; Hedin, Görel: Implementation of a modelica compiler using JastAdd attribute grammars (2010)
  6. Bravenboer, Martin; Dolstra, Eelco; Visser, Eelco: Preventing injection attacks with syntax embeddings (2010)
  7. Krahn, Holger; Rumpe, Bernhard; Völkel, Steven: MontiCore: a framework for compositional development of domain specific languages (2010)
  8. Sloane, Anthony M.; Kats, Lennart C.L.; Visser, Eelco: A pure object-oriented embedding of attribute grammars (2010)
  9. van Wyk, Eric; Bodin, Derek; Gao, Jimin; Krishnan, Lijesh: Silver: an extensible attribute grammar system (2010)
  10. Magnusson, Eva; Ekman, Torbjörn; Hedin, Görel: Demand-driven evaluation of collection attributes (2009)
  11. Nilsson-Nyman, Emma; Hedin, Görel; Magnusson, Eva; Ekman, Torbjörn: Declarative intraprocedural flow analysis of Java source code (2009)
  12. Schäfer, Max; Ekman, Torbjörn; de Moor, Oege: Formalising and verifying reference attribute grammars in Coq (2009)
  13. Van Wyk, Eric; Heimdahl, Mats Per Erik: Flexibility in modeling languages and tools: a call to arms (2009)
  14. åkesson, Johan; Ekman, Torbjörn; Hedin, Görel: Development of a modelica compiler using jastadd. (2008)
  15. Ekman, Torbjörn; Hedin, Görel: The JastAdd system - modular extensible compiler construction (2007)
  16. Magnusson, Eva; Hedin, Görel: Circular reference attributed grammars - their evaluation and applications (2007)
  17. Rebernak, Damijan; Mernik, Marjan; Henriques, Pedro Rangel; Pereira, Maria João Varanda: Aspectlisa: An aspect-oriented compiler construction system based on attribute grammars. (2006)
  18. Mernik, Marjan; Žumer, Viljem: Incremental programming language development (2005)
  19. Hedin, Görel; Magnusson, Eva: JastAdd -- an aspect-oriented compiler construction system. (2003)
  20. Magnusson, Eva; Hedin, Görel: Circular reference attributed grammars - their evaluation and applications. (2003)

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