Application-Specific Models and Pointcuts Using a Logic Meta Language [chapter]

Johan Brichau, Andy Kellens, Kris Gybels, Kim Mens, Robert Hirschfeld, Theo D'Hondt
<span title="">2007</span> <i title="Springer Berlin Heidelberg"> <a target="_blank" rel="noopener" href="https://fatcat.wiki/container/2w3awgokqne6te4nvlofavy5a4" style="color: black;">Lecture Notes in Computer Science</a> </i> &nbsp;
In contemporary aspect-oriented languages, pointcuts are usually specified directly in terms of the structure of the source code. The definition of such low-level pointcuts requires aspect developers to have a profound understanding of the entire application's implementation and often leads to complex, fragile, and hard to maintain pointcut definitions. To resolve these issues, we present an aspect-oriented programming system that features a logic-based pointcut language that is open such that
more &raquo; ... t can be extended with application-specific pointcut predicates. These predicates define an application-specific model that serves as a contract that base-program developers provide and aspect developers can depend upon. As a result, pointcuts can be specified in terms of this more highlevel model of the application which confines all intricate implementation details that are otherwise exposed in the pointcut definitions themselves.
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