Reflections on the Object Constraint Language

Hamie, A. and Civello, F. and Howse, J. and Kent, S. and Mitchell, M. (1998) Reflections on the Object Constraint Language. In: Selected papers from the First International Workshop on The Unified Modeling Language «UML»'98: Beyond the Notation. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 1618. Springer Verlag pp. 162-172. ISBN 3-540-66252-9 . (Full text available)

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Abstract

The Object Constraint Language (OCL), which forms part of the UML set of modelling notations, is a precise, textual language for expressing constraints that cannot be shown diagrammatically in UML. This paper reflects on a number of aspects of the syntax and semantics of the OCL, and makes proposals for clarification or extension. Specifically, the paper suggests that: the concept of flattening collections of collections is unnecessary, state models should be connectable to class models, defining object creation should be made more convenient, OCL should be based on a 2-valued logic, set subtraction should be covered more fully, and a ''let'' feature should be introduced.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
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: 22 Aug 2009 14:18
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2011 04:01
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/21643 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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