In Second International Software Architecture Workshop, San
Francisco, California, 1996, pages 47-49.
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When considering the design of an architectural description language (ADL) to be used as part of a software developer's daily practice, two goals merit attention. First, the language should support the easy definition of new element types and architectural styles. Second, it should play a central role in system construction. A proposed ADL, called UniCon-2, addresses these goals with its flexible type system, its duty construct, and its extensible compiler architecture based on ole. Such an ADL provides a good starting point for exploring the architectural description of families of systems and flexible componentry.
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