We present a general technique for extending Java-like languages with dynamic overloading, where method selection depends on the dynamic type of the parameter, instead of just the receiver. To this aim we use a core Java-language enriched with encapsulated multi-methods and dynamic overloading. Then we define an algorithm which translates programs to standard Java code using only basic mechanisms of static overloading and dynamic binding. The translated programs are semantically equivalent to the original versions and preserve type safety.

A safe implementation of dynamic overloading in Java-like languages

BETTINI, LORENZO;CAPECCHI, SARA;
2010

Abstract

We present a general technique for extending Java-like languages with dynamic overloading, where method selection depends on the dynamic type of the parameter, instead of just the receiver. To this aim we use a core Java-language enriched with encapsulated multi-methods and dynamic overloading. Then we define an algorithm which translates programs to standard Java code using only basic mechanisms of static overloading and dynamic binding. The translated programs are semantically equivalent to the original versions and preserve type safety.
FSEN
Kish Island, Persian Gulf, Iran
15 - 17 April, 2009
Fundamentals of Software Engineering, FSEN'09 Proceedings of the Third IPM international conference on Fundamentals of Software Engineering
Springer
5961
455
462
9783642116223
Lorenzo Bettini; Sara Capecchi; Betti Venneri
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