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  • by cosine (8058) on 2007.08.05 13:00 (#56744)
    I've replied to this posting here: http://www.cosine.org/2007/08/05/domain-specific-languages/ [cosine.org]
    • I appreciate the reply, but you still didn't answer the question. What is a DSL?

      "A little language that you can run through your host language's eval" is not an acceptable answer, because the only thing you can successfully run through your host language's unmodified eval is precisely that language itself.

      If that's the case, then your statement that "Ruby is better at writing DSLs" is particularly meaningless, because it simplifies to "Ruby is better at writing Ruby code that the Ruby interpreter can