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Automatically generating visual syntax-directed editors

By Farah Arefi, Charles E. Hughes, David A. Workman

Communications of the ACM, Vol. 33 No. 3, Pages 349-360
10.1145/77481.77487



Since inexpensive computers possessing sophisticated graphics were introduced in the late 1970s, program development research has focused on syntax-directed editors that are based on the grammars of their underlying languages. The system presented here automatically generates object-oriented, syntax-directed editors for visual languages, which are described by a family of editing operations.

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