Mon 20 - Fri 24 October 2014 Portland, Oregon, United States
Wed 22 Oct 2014 14:15 - 14:37 at Salon E - Domain Specific Languages Chair(s): Yannis Smaragdakis

There are many domain libraries, but despite the performance benefits of compilation, domain-specific languages are comparatively rare due to the high cost of implementing an optimizing compiler. We propose commensal compilation, a new strategy for compiling embedded domain-specific languages by reusing the massive investment in modern language virtual machine platforms. Commensal compilers use the host language’s front-end, use an autotuner instead of optimization heuristics, and use host platform APIs that enable back-end optimizations by the host platform JIT. The cost of implementing a commensal compiler is only the cost of implementing the domain-specific optimizations. We demonstrate the concept by implementing a commensal compiler for the stream programming language StreamJIT atop the Java platform. Our compiler achieves performance comparable to StreamIt’s native code (via GCC) compiler with considerably less implementation effort.

Wed 22 Oct

13:30 - 15:00: OOPSLA - Domain Specific Languages at Salon E
Chair(s): Yannis SmaragdakisUniversity of Athens
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Eric HolkIndiana University, Ryan R. NewtonIndiana University, Jeremy G. Siek, Andrew LumsdaineIndiana University
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Richard UhlerMIT-CSAIL, Nirav DaveSRI International
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Jeffrey BosboomMIT CSAIL, Sumanaruban RajaduraiNational University of Singapore, Weng-Fai WongNational University of Singapore, Saman AmarasingheMIT
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Emma ToschUniversity of Massachusetts, Amherst, Emery BergerUniversity of Massachusetts, Amherst
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