TRACECONTRACT: A Scala DSL for Trace Analysis

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In this paper, the authors describe TRACECONTRACT, an API for trace analysis, implemented in the SCALA programming language. They argue that for certain forms of trace analysis the best weapon is a high level programming language augmented with constructs for temporal reasoning. A trace is a sequence of events, which may for example be generated by a running program, instrumented appropriately to generate events. The API supports writing properties in a notation that combines an advanced form of data parameterized state machines with temporal logic. The implementation utilizes SCALA's support for defining internal Domain Specific Languages (DSLs).