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Domain-specific languages(DSL) are programming languages [→] tailored for specific programmatic tasks.
Use Cases and Examples
On the other hand, the problems a DSL solves are limited. This makes it possible for its designers to introduce a much friendlier syntax and fewer semantic rules.
This makes DSLs a good solution for software products where the user needs to make some programmatic changes.
Examples of DSL include:
- Spreadsheet formulas.
- SQL which is primarily used to work with databases [→].
- The Linux SED command is also a DSL used for text file manipulation.
DSLs are usually created using general-purpose languages, so they do not require their own compilers or interpreters but rather leverage the underlying one from the programming language in use.
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