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2013 20th Working Conference on Reverse Engineering (WCRE) (2002)
Richmond, Virginia
Oct. 29, 2002 to Nov. 1, 2002
ISBN: 0-7695-1799-4
pp: 0077
ABSTRACT
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.
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K. Kontogiannis, L. Tahvildari, "A Methodology for Developing Transformations Using the Maintainability Soft-Goal Graph", 2013 20th Working Conference on Reverse Engineering (WCRE), vol. 00, no. , pp. 0077, 2002, doi:10.1109/WCRE.2002.1173066
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