Title: A new approach to extension inheritance
Authors: Al-Ahmad, Walid ×
Steegmans, Eric #
Issue Date: Jun-1999
Publisher: Sigs publications inc
Series Title: Journal of object-oriented programming vol:12 issue:3 pages:20-28
Abstract: The goals of extension inheritance are not yet entirely met by current object-oriented languages. Whereas the ultimate goal is to introduce an additional set of operations applicable to all instances of the already existing class, it is only possible to introduce a new class to which both the original as well as the new set of operations can be applied. No current object-oriented language is really able to extend a given class in the full sense of the word. As a result, extension inheritance usually yields complex class structure. We propose a remedy for this subtle problem by introducing new language constructs and mechanisms for a fine-grained extension inheritance. The proposal is general but uses Java syntax for the sake of illustrating the ideas.
ISSN: 0896-8438
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Informatics Section
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