Reuse and inheritance in distributed object systems

  • H. Gründer
  • K. Geihs
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1161)


Our goal is to support reuse and extensibility in distributed object systems. This requires some form of distributed inheritance and polymorphism. Most existing distributed system architectures can only cope with the inheritance and reuse of interface specifications. We discuss reuse requirements and approaches in general and their particularities in distributed systems. An approach is proposed that enables inheritance and reuse for object implementations. Our approach is based on a decoupling of object state and behavior. The behavior is implemented by so-called object engines. Our engine design and prototype implemementation are presented and compared to other well-known reuse techniques in distributed systems.


International Standardisation Organisation Object Management Group Interface Specification Method Invocation Type Hierarchy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Gründer
    • 1
  • K. Geihs
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of FrankfurtFrankfurtGermany

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