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Issue No. 01 - January/February (2006 vol. 23)
ISSN: 0740-7459
pp: 51-60
Macneil Shonle , University of California, San Diego
Yuanfang Cai , University of Virginia
Hridesh Rajan , Iowa State University
Nishit Tewari , University of Virginia
William G. Griswold , University of California, San Diego
Yuanyuan Song , University of Virginia
Kevin Sullivan , University of Virginia
Aspect-oriented programming languages such as AspectJ offer new mechanisms for decomposing systems into modules and composing modules into systems. Common ways of using these mechanisms couple aspects to complex, changeable implementation details, which can compromise modularity. The crosscut programming interface (XPI) can significantly improve modularity in the design of programs employing AspectJ-style AOP. The use of XPIs doesn't limit the use of existing AOP mechanisms or require new ones, and the approach appears to generalize to other languages.<p>This article is part of a special issue on aspect-oriented programming.</p>
aspect-oriented, preconditions, postconditions
Macneil Shonle, Yuanfang Cai, Hridesh Rajan, Nishit Tewari, William G. Griswold, Yuanyuan Song, Kevin Sullivan, "Modular Software Design with Crosscutting Interfaces", IEEE Software, vol. 23, no. , pp. 51-60, January/February 2006, doi:10.1109/MS.2006.24
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