Structured Data Representation for Multiple Programming Languages on Java VM

Date Added: Oct 2011
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This paper describes RugsOn, a new representation written in a text-based data format. The design principle of RugsOn is good readability and simplicity of structured data representation. One feature of RugsOn is a domain specific language to represent structured data. It is similar as JSON, but syntax of RugsOn is carefully chosen for multiple programming languages. Another feature is an executable representation. Once RugsOn-related definitions are loaded into a run-time environment, the representation can be executed corresponding to the definitions. Utility programs are available to read/write structured data to persistent storage-media, or to traverse the structured data.