Posl - expression based DSL framework
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#POSL Posl is an expression based scripting framework which is tied to java method invocation. It provides a minimalistic structure from which to define a grammar for a Domain Specific Language.

##Definitions ##Domain Specific Language When we say Domain Specific Language we are using the definition of a set of commands that are restricted or distinct from the language runtime that it is written in. In the case of a Jave DSL this is a scripting language that does not implement the java language.

##First Steps

Using an existing implementation

To use POSL, a Context is created which contains the desired functionality and then passed into the Interpreter with the script that needs to be evaluated.

  Context context = new Context();
  Object result = Interpreter.process(context, script);

Results from the processing can be accessed in two ways. The first is in the response of the Interpreter which will return the result of the last expression. The second is from the context itelf, which has access to any values that were set in the top level scope.

In addition to the direct loading of Library objects, plugin functionality is supported through an implementation of the PoslImpl interface. This will allow you to load a specific set of features into the context via the PoslProvider

  Context context = PoslProvider.getContext("posl.lang.core");

Extending a DSL

Extending or enhancing a specific implementation of POSL can be done by implementing a Library class or Object. A Library is a Pojo or class that has annotations added to it that helps the context determine how a specific function will be called. Details on implementing a library object are found here.

Once a Library is defined it can be added to the context via the load function.

Implementing a DSL