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What Does Aspect-Oriented Programming Mean for Functional Programmers?

Wang, Meng and Oliveira, Bruno (2009) What Does Aspect-Oriented Programming Mean for Functional Programmers? In: WGP '09 Proceedings of the 2009 ACM SIGPLAN workshop on Generic programming. ICFP International Conference on Functional Programming . ACM, New York, USA, pp. 37-48. ISBN 978-1-60558-510-9. (doi:10.1145/1596614.1596621) (KAR id:47471)

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Aspect-Oriented Programming (AOP) aims at modularising crosscutting concerns that show up in software. The success of AOP has been almost viral and nearly all areas in Software Engineering and Programming Languages have become "infected" by the AOP bug in one way or another. Interestingly the functional programming community (and, in particular, the pure functional programming community) seems to be resistant to the pandemic. The goal of this paper is to debate the possible causes of the functional programming community's resistance and to raise awareness and interest by showcasing the benefits that could be gained from having a functional AOP language. At the same time, we identify the main challenges and explore the possible design-space.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1145/1596614.1596621
Uncontrolled keywords: Functional Programming, Aspect-Oriented Programming, Program Extensibility and Adaptability, Separation of Concerns
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Computing
Depositing User: Meng Wang
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2015 16:34 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 10:19 UTC
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