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Kiama: Domain-Specific Languages for Language Implementation in Scala

YOW! Lambda Jam 2013

In this talk we give an overview of our Kiama language processing library ( for Scala. Kiama-based programs use high-level domain-specific languages to describe structured input for parsing, static analysis of programs via attribute grammars, program transformation via rewriting, and output using pretty printing. We describe how Kiama works and illustrate some typical language processing tasks by implementing a version of the lambda calculus, the prototypical functional programming language.

Tony Sloane

Associate Professor

Department of Computing at Macquarie University in Sydney


Tony Sloane is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computing at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. His research interests are in compiler generation, programming language implementation, programming environments and tools. He is the leader of the Kiama project that aims to transfer research results from software language engineering and functional programming to the developer community.