Composing aspects with aspects

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Composing aspects with aspects
Aspect-oriented programming languages modularize crosscutting concerns by separating the concerns from a base program in aspects. What they do not modularize well is the code needed to manage interactions between the aspects themselves. Therefore aspects cannot always be composed with other aspects without requiring invasive modifications. This paper proposes a join point model that makes it possible to express aspect composition itself as an aspect, liberating the composed aspects from composition-specific code. We have implemented this new join point model in our Oarta language, an extension of AspectJ, and we show how to use it to write aspects that manage aspect interactions. Categories and Subject Descriptors D.3.3 [Programming Languages]: Language Constructs and Feature—Classes and Objects General Terms Languages Keywords Aspect composition, Aspect interaction, Crosscutting concern, Semantic interference
Antoine Marot, Roel Wuyts
Added 18 Jul 2010
Updated 18 Jul 2010
Type Conference
Year 2010
Where AOSD
Authors Antoine Marot, Roel Wuyts
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