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PCL: a language for modelling evolving system architectures

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>03/1996
<mark>Journal</mark>Software Engineering Journal
Issue number2
Number of pages11
Pages (from-to)111-121
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English


The paper describes a language called PCL (Proteus Configuration Language), which has been designed to model the architecture of multiple versions of computer-based systems (system families). PCL has evolved from module interconnection languages, and its novel features include the ability to model the variability between members of a system family and facilities for the integrated modelling of hardware, software and documentation structures. The features of PCL are illustrated using a number of simple examples. A supporting toolset for PCL has been implemented and is briefly described