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Constraint-Based Object-Oriented Programming
September/October 2010 (vol. 27 no. 5)
pp. 53-56
Petra Hofstedt, Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus
Constraint programming (CP) is a young but rapidly developing technology that supports the modeling and solution of a wide range of planning, scheduling, search, and optimization problems. The integration of CP concepts into languages from other paradigms yields constraint-based multiparadigm programming. This article briefly introduces the constraint-based paradigm and discusses methods, problems, gains, and experiences in integrating CP techniques into the object-oriented paradigm, using Java as an example.

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Index Terms:
Multiparadigm programming, programming languages, object-oriented languages, constraints, software engineering
Citation:
Petra Hofstedt, "Constraint-Based Object-Oriented Programming," IEEE Software, vol. 27, no. 5, pp. 53-56, Sept.-Oct. 2010, doi:10.1109/MS.2010.89
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