[racket] Definition of DSL?

From: Sean McBeth (sean.mcbeth at gmail.com)
Date: Mon Jun 24 14:28:55 EDT 2013

I think it's a DSL less in the use of the fluent API and more in the
over-utilization of strings as unstringlike things. There must be a
fair bit of interpreting going on for those strings to mean anything,
to lex and parse them into more meaningful structures to Camel. But
yes, I think the reliance on Java syntax for some things, string
interpretation for other things, makes this a particularly bad DSL.
I'd prefer to see either a well-designed API or a fully-interpreted
scripting language, not half-of-this-and-half-of-that.

On Mon, Jun 24, 2013 at 2:12 PM, Nick Shelley <nickmshelley at gmail.com> wrote:
> The simplicity and DSL thread mentioned Java DSLs, and I came across an
> example of one at http://camel.apache.org/java-dsl.html.
> To me, this isn't really a DSL, it's more of a programming pattern. One of
> the usage patterns on the wiki page for DSL is embedded DSL that uses the
> syntax of the host language, but to me it's not really a DSL unless it has
> different syntax or semantics that actually make it a different language.
> Since I'm not very experienced in this at all, I thought I'd ask the list
> what definition of DSL is most correct and adopt that one. Any thoughts will
> be appreciated.
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