Locke, T.S (2001) Towards a Viable Alternative to OO -- Extending the sf occam/CSP Programming Model. In: Chalmers, A. and Mirmehdi, M. and Muller, H., eds. Communicating process architectures 2001. Concurrent Systems Engineering Series, 59 . IOS Press, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, pp. 329-349. ISBN 158603202X.
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Object orientation has become the de facto standard for large scale, general purpose software engineering. In this paper various aspects of object orientation that are against good software engineering practice are highlighted. It is then argued that a communicating process model provides a better platform for component based programming without the discussed pitfalls. At the same time, current CSP based programming technology is shown to be seriously lacking when measured against certain aspects of object oriented languages. This paper is chiefly a discussion of ideas - ideas about extensions to the occam/CSP programming model that could advance the paradigm to the point where it provides a viable alternative to object orientation for general purpose, large scale software engineering. Specifically, three ideas are discussed: mobile processes, polymorphism and routable variant channels.
|Item Type:||Book section|
|Uncontrolled keywords:||Language design, communicating processes, software engineering, components|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,|
|Divisions:||Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Computing|
|Depositing User:||Mark Wheadon|
|Date Deposited:||24 Nov 2008 17:58|
|Last Modified:||03 Jul 2009 14:21|
|Resource URI:||http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/13569 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)|
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