Association aspects

Kouhei Sakurai, Hidehiko Masuhara, Naoyasu Ubayashi, Saeko Matsuura, Seiichi Komiya

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Abstract

We propose a linguistic mechanism for AspectJ-like languages that concisely associates aspect instances to object groups. The mechanism, which supports association aspects, extends the per-object aspects in AspectJ by allowing an aspect instance to be associated to a group of objects, and by providing a new pointcut primitive to specify aspect instances as execution contexts of advice. With association aspects, we can straightforwardly implement crosscutting concerns that have stateful behavior related to a particular group of objects. The new pointcut primitive can more flexibly specify aspect instances when compared against previous implicit mechanisms. The comparison of execution times between the programs with association aspects and the ones with regular AspectJ aspects revealed that the association aspects exhibited almost equivalent for the medium-sized configurations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAOSD 2004
Subtitle of host publication3rd International Conference on Aspect-Oriented Software Development - Conference Proceedings
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages16-25
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)1581138423, 9781581138429
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2004
Externally publishedYes
EventAOSD 2004: 3rd International Conference on Aspect-Oriented Software Development - Conference Proceedings - Lancaster, United Kingdom
Duration: Mar 22 2004Mar 26 2004

Publication series

NameAOSD 2004: 3rd International Conference on Aspect-Oriented Software Development - Conference Proceedings

Other

OtherAOSD 2004: 3rd International Conference on Aspect-Oriented Software Development - Conference Proceedings
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLancaster
Period3/22/043/26/04

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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