2013 20th Working Conference on Reverse Engineering (WCRE) (2000)
Nov. 23, 2000 to Nov. 25, 2000
Susan Elliott Sim , University of Toronto
Data interchange in the form of a standard exchange format (SEF) is only a first step towards tool interoperability. Inter-tool communication using files is slow and cumbersome; a better approach would be an application program interface, or API, that allowed tools to communicate with each other directly. This paper argues such an AP is a logical next step that builds on the current drive towards an SEF. It presents high-level descriptions of three approaches to tool-to-tool APIs and illustrates how requirements for the SEF also apply to the API.
standard exchange format, API, tool interoperability, library, protocol, framework
Susan Elliott Sim, "Next Generation Data Interchange: Tool-to-Tool Application Program Interfaces", 2013 20th Working Conference on Reverse Engineering (WCRE), vol. 00, no. , pp. 278, 2000, doi:10.1109/WCRE.2000.891479