We Should Stop Claiming Generality in Our Domain-Specific Language Papers

Daco C. Harkes

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Our community believes that new domain-specific languages should be as general as possible to increase their impact. However, I argue that we should stop claiming generality for new domain-specific languages. Instead, we should document how domain-specific language based software development is beneficial to the overall software development process.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventOnward! 2018: ACM SIGPLAN International Symposium on New Ideas, New Paradigms, and Reflections on Programming and Software - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: 7 Nov 20188 Nov 2018


ConferenceOnward! 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBoston, MA


  • Domain-specific languages
  • domain-specific languages
  • scientific rhetoric


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