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A Close Look at Composition Languages

2008 workshop paper

In Proc. of 2nd Workshop on Assessment of Contemporary Modularization Techniques (ACoM’08) at OOPSLA
with: Florian Heidenreich, Steffen Zschaler, and Uwe Aßmann

A large number of different composition systems and techniques have been developed over the last years. To compare their relative benefits and drawbacks, we need a common vocabulary for describing elements of composition systems. This paper contributes to the search for such a vocabulary by taking a closer look at the structure of composition languages—that is, languages used for describing compositions—based on a survey of eight different composition systems.