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Ninth Working Conference on Reverse Engineering, 2002. Proceedings. (2002)
Richmond, Virginia
Oct. 29, 2002 to Nov. 1, 2002
ISBN: 0-7695-1799-4
pp: 0077
Over the past few years, we are experiencing a surge of evolution problems related to legacy object-oriented systems. Object orientation provides means for systems to be well-designed to meet numerous non-functional quality requirements. However, mismanagement of the maintenance process and ill-planned modifications usually are amplified in an object-oriented context. The paper presents a re-engineering framework that defines and categorizes a collection of source code transformations that aim to introduce design patterns in an ill-structured object-oriented system due to excessive maintenance process. The frame-work allows for five categories of transformations to be defined and associated through soft-goal dependency graphs for the target system. A case study that illustrates the use of the framework for the restructuring and introducing of design patterns to the GNU AVL Library is presented.

K. Kontogiannis and L. Tahvildari, "A Methodology for Developing Transformations Using the Maintainability Soft-Goal Graph," Ninth Working Conference on Reverse Engineering, 2002. Proceedings.(WCRE), Richmond, Virginia, 2002, pp. 0077.
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