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An XVCL Approach to Handling Variants: A KWIC Product Line Example

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An XVCL Approach to Handling Variants: A KWIC Product Line Example
We developed XVCL (XML-based Variant Configuration Language), a method and tool for product lines, to facilitate handling variants in reusable software assets (such as architecture, code components or UML models). XVCL is a newer version of Bassett’s frames [1], a technology that has achieved substantial productivity improvements in large data processing product lines written in COBOL. Despite its simplicity, XVCL can effectively manage a wide range of product line variants from a compact base of meta-components, structured for effective reuse. We applied XVCL in two medium-size product line projects and a number of smaller case studies. In this paper, we communicate XVCL’s capabilities to support product lines by means of a simple, but still interesting, example of the KWIC system introduced by Parnas in 1970’s. We show how we can handle functional variants, variant design decisions and implementation-level variants in a generic KWIC system.
Hongyu Zhang, Stan Jarzabek
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Type Conference
Year 2003
Where APSEC
Authors Hongyu Zhang, Stan Jarzabek
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