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Game Programming Gems 8 by Adam Lake

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Chapter 4.9. Domain-Specific Languages in Game Engines

Gabriel Ware

Domain-specific languages, DSLs for short, are computer languages used to solve problems within the explicit boundaries of the problem domain. The benefits of DSLs are multiple: They help by separating domain-related code from application code; they let domain experts solve problems using a language they understand; they can have multiple outputs, and users can easily shift from one to another; and last but not least, designing domain-specific languages usually tighten relations between programmers and experts. This gem will dig into domain-specific languages, answering the following questions: What is a DSL? When should I use a DSL? How do I build a DSL?

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