Dynamic trait replacement is a programming language feature for changing the objects' behavior at runtime by replacing some of the objects' methods. In previous work on dynamic trait replacement for JAVA-like languages, the object's methods that may be replaced must correspond exactly to a named trait used in the object's class definition. In this paper we propose the notion of replaceable: a programming language feature that decouples trait replacement operation code and class declaration code, thus making it possible refactoring classes and/or performing unanticipated trait replacement operations without invalidating existing code.

A Mechanisms for Flexible Dynamic Trait Replacement

BETTINI, LORENZO;CAPECCHI, SARA;DAMIANI, Ferruccio
2009

Abstract

Dynamic trait replacement is a programming language feature for changing the objects' behavior at runtime by replacing some of the objects' methods. In previous work on dynamic trait replacement for JAVA-like languages, the object's methods that may be replaced must correspond exactly to a named trait used in the object's class definition. In this paper we propose the notion of replaceable: a programming language feature that decouples trait replacement operation code and class declaration code, thus making it possible refactoring classes and/or performing unanticipated trait replacement operations without invalidating existing code.
11th Workshop on Formal Techniques for Java-like Programs FTfJP 2009
Genova, Italy
July 6
Proceedings of the 11th International Workshop on Formal Techniques for Java-like Programs
ACM Press
9:1
9:7
9781605585406
http://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1557898.1557907
Lorenzo Bettini; Sara Capecchi; Ferruccio Damiani
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