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Semantic Transformation from SARL Agent-oriented Statements to Java Object-oriented Statements

Stéphane Galland, Sebastian Rodriguez


As a general-purpose agent-oriented programming language, SARL aims at providing the fundamental abstractions that are usually considered as essential for implementing agentbased applications. Every programming language specifies an execution model. In the case of SARL, this execution model is defined based upon the object-oriented paradigm, i.e. a Java-based run-time environment. The goal of this paper is the explanation of the mapping between the agent paradigm and the object-oriented paradigm, and the definition of transformations from the SARL constructs to the object-oriented constructs. They enable the SARL developer understanding the SARL statements, and the mapping to executable entities.


Agent-oriented Paradigm; Object-oriented Paradigm; Language Transformation; SARL.

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