Kent, S. and Howse, J. (1996) Value Types in Eiffel. In: Proceedings of TOOLS Europe'96 (TOOLS 19).
Identifies a number of problems with Eiffel's expanded types in modelling value types, and proposes a backward compatible syntactic extension, and a modified semantics. The latter is also shown to be (effectively) backward compatible, in the sense that existing programs would run unaffected if compilers implemented the new semantics. The benefits of the approach are discussed, including an elegant approach to rebuilding data structure libraries.
|Item Type:||Conference or workshop item (UNSPECIFIED)|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,|
|Divisions:||Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Computing > Systems Architecture Group|
|Depositing User:||Mark Wheadon|
|Date Deposited:||06 Sep 2009 23:17|
|Last Modified:||06 Sep 2011 03:52|
|Resource URI:||http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/21403 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)|
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