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Is it valid to call a configuration-format—with associated JSON-schema—a language?

Say I have a configuration file format that is very well defined; in say JSON format; with a JSON-schema defining what is allowed and how strict to be. Would it be too generous to call this a Domain ...
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How do I create an internal DSL with Ruby's do notation?

A common pattern with Ruby libraries is including internal domain-specific languages, embedded within do blocks in the program. These blocks have code that is ...
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Documenting the syntax of an existing language [closed]

I've inherited maintenance duties for a domain-specific language. This language started life forty years ago as a quick way to insert the results of mathematical operations into text documents, and ...
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How do I create an internal DSL with Haskell's do notation?

Haskell has a do notation for writing code that executes in a monad. I've seen that this is sometimes (ab?)used for creating embedded internal domain-specific ...
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What are some practical examples of domain-specific term-rewriting systems?

I'm in the process of designing a simple domain-specific language and I think that a term-rewriting system may provide the simplest way to specify and implement it. However, I have only seen a few ...
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