The term _base language_ is used a lot in MDD & LOP and I guess it is one of those things where people develop a understanding for, naturally. But is there a definition somewhere of what a base la...

This is an auto-generated question from the MPS Slack community: The term _base language_ is used a lot in MDD & LOP and I guess it is one of those things where people develop a understanding for, naturally. But is there a definition somewhere of what a base language is? What properties must a language have to be considered a base language? (I'm obviously not solely referring to MPS' base language)
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I would say, in general, the term is used in a language extension scenario. It refers to the language that is being extended. Similar to the notion of a base class in object oriented programming.
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In MPS the term has the additional (?) meaning of a language that has a text generator, so it is not transformed into another AST when generated.
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This is at least how are used the term
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Thanks Markus, I highly value your take on this and I think it is a nice, simple description. :+1:
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