A Graph-based Approach to Modeling and Detecting Composition Conflicts Related to Introductions


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Havinga, Wilke and Nagy, Istvan and Bergmans, Lodewijk and Aksit, Mehmet (2007) A Graph-based Approach to Modeling and Detecting Composition Conflicts Related to Introductions. In: International Conference on Aspect Oriented Software Development, AOSD 2007, March 2007, Vancouver, Canada (pp. pp. 85-95).

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Abstract:The goal of this paper is to model and detect composition conflicts related to introductions. Within this context, we identify several categories of composition conflicts. To analyze the causes of these conflicts precisely, we first model the structure of programs as graphs. Next, we model introductions as graph transformation rules. We define explicit rules to describe when composition conflicts related to introductions occur. We built a prototype tool that detects and visualizes the occurrence of such conflicts in AspectJ programs, making use of an existing graph analysis and rewriting tool. The graph-based models are generated automatically from the source code of Java programs and AspectJ introductions. However, our approach does not make strong assumptions about either the aspect or base language; it has been designed to be applicable to other AOP languages.
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Copyright:© 2007 ACM
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Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS)
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Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/publications/60271
Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1218563.1218574
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