xDSL: A Compiler Infrastructure for DSLs

by Théo Degioanni (ENS Rennes)
DiverSE Coffee
Rennes, France


DSLs introduce domain-specific high level structure to programs, allowing easier development and modeling of complex problems to programmers. But this structure also brings in more opportunities for optimization and transformation of programs, for which a domain-specific compiler is necessary. We present xDSL, an accessible infrastructure to design compilers for domain-specific languages. xDSL operates by modeling programs at a high level level of abstraction, directly out of DSL frontends, to lower abstraction step by step within the same program.

More about xDSL: https://xdsl.dev/