Design Patterns vs. Language Design [chapter]

Joseph Gil, David H. Lorenz
1998 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
This report investigates the relationships between design patterns and programming languages. A comparison is carried out between the usual track of programming languages development and the discovery of patterns. We argue that there are fundamental di erences between the two. We o er a taxonomy of patterns based on how far they are from becoming actual language features. An observation is made that many patterns are in essence a set of rules governing the relations between two objects in run
more » ... me. An initial multi-dimensional classi cation of such relationships is proposed.
doi:10.1007/3-540-69687-3_21 fatcat:fk2sb2elq5gbrffdqpfekvaoji