Composing safely: a type system for aspects

Kammueller, Florian ORCID logoORCID: and Sudhof, Henry (2008) Composing safely: a type system for aspects. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 4954 . pp. 231-247. ISSN 0302-9743 [Article] (doi:10.1007/978-3-540-78789-1_18)

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In this paper we present an approach towards safe software composition based on aspect-orientation. Aspects enable the systematic addition of code into existing programs but often they also introduce er- rors. In order to provide safe aspects for software composition we address the verification of the aspect-oriented language paradigm. We construct a basic calculus for aspects with types and prove formally type safety. More precisely, this paper presents the following contributions (a) a fully formalized type system for the Theory of Objects including the proof of type safety, (b) a theory of aspects based on the Theory of Objects including a type system for aspects, and (c) the definition of a notion of type safety for aspects including its proof. The entire theory and proofs are carried out in the theorem prover Isabelle/HOL.

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Additional Information: Conference details: Software Composition, 7th International Symposium, SC 2008. Held at Budapest, Hungary, March 29-30, 2008.
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer Science > Artificial Intelligence group
A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer Science > Foundations of Computing group
Item ID: 6858
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Depositing User: Dr Florian Kammueller
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2011 15:06
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2022 01:51

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