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10 Dezyne Language Reference

Dezyne is a component based language as well as a method for the development of event-driven systems. The language has formal semantics, which is coherently expressed in: a textual representation, a graphical representation, a mathematical representation, a source code representation, and the observable behavior of a machine executing the resulting program. The concepts available in the language denote the different properties12 that can be observed and have meaning in one or more of the representations: textual, graphical, mathematical, program and execution.

The C-like syntax of Dezyne should give it a familiar feel to many programmers. Dezyne has some unique language concepts and syntax elements that are described in this chapter.



Structural: events and their direction in an interface, ports on a component, components in a system, bindings between the ports; behavioral: guarded triggers performing actions | assignments | if-else | functions