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Restructuring C programs into C++ programs

  • Zhang Ying
  • Zhou Yu-ming
  • Xu Bao-wen
  • Liu Yuan
Object-Oriented Method and Technology
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Abstract

There exist a lot of legacy systems written in C language, which are difficult to understand, modify, maintain and reuse. How to improve the quality of these non object-oriented systems has become an important issue in software engineering area. A possible way is to transform these procedural systems into semantically equivalent object-oriented systems implemented in C++ language, which provides object-oriented features such as data abstraction, inheritance and polymorphism, makes software system more comprehensible, maintainable and reusable. A detailed discussion on polymorphism analysis, object discovery and possible inheritance relation extraction on C-to-C++ conversion problem is made, which is also suitable to the transformation on legacy systems implemented in other procedural languages to equivalent object-oriented systems.

Key words

object extraction cohesion coupling inheritance 

CLC number

TP 311. 5 

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© Springer 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Zhang Ying
    • 1
  • Zhou Yu-ming
    • 1
  • Xu Bao-wen
    • 1
    • 2
  • Liu Yuan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringSoutheast UniversityNanjingChina
  2. 2.State Key Laboratory of Software EngineeringWuhan UniversityWuhanChina

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