WIT Press


Programs As Objects

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SQE970291

Volume

17

Pages

11

Published

1997

Size

1,151 kb

Author(s)

M. O'Brien & S. Maglaras

Abstract

In the field of software engineering, the last decade has seen the emergence of object-oriented data models. Aspects of the object paradigm have been applied throughout computer science. This model has emerged as a possible solution to the problem of designing and implementing large software systems and increasingly complex applications. A major step towards this object-oriented implementation approach has been made with the advent of the so called object-oriented languages, either as extensions of existing languages or as new pure object- oriented programming environments. There has been substantial theoretical work on the features these languages should offer to the programmer in order to conform to the object paradigm. However, the actual treatment of the programs themselves as objects has been somewhat overlooked. This paper offers a perspectiv

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