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Subjective Method Interpretation in Object-Oriented Modeling

  • Bent Bruun Kristensen
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In object-oriented modeling an object reacts objectively to an invocation of one of its methods in the sense that it is given which description for the method is interpreted. Subjective behavior of an object means that is not objectively given which description is interpreted — the choice depends on other factors than the invocation such as the invoking object, the context of the objects, and the state of the objects. The notion of subjectivity is defined, and the support of subjectivity by means of object-oriented language mechanisms is investigated.


Method Invocation Java Language Role Class Role Object Multiple Implementation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bent Bruun Kristensen
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  1. 1.The Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute for Production TechnologyOdense UniversityOdense MDenmark

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