Pointcuts as Functional Queries

  • Michael Eichberg
  • Mira Mezini
  • Klaus Ostermann
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3302)


Most aspect-oriented languages provide only a fixed, built-in set of pointcut designators whose denotation is only described informally. As a consequence, these languages do not provide operations to manipulate or reason about pointcuts beyond weaving. In this paper, we investigate the usage of the functional query language XQuery for the specification of pointcuts. Due to its abstraction and module facilities, XQuery enables powerful composition and reusability mechanisms for pointcuts.


Query Language Path Expression Class Node Method Node Dynamic Adaptive Programming 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Eichberg
    • 1
  • Mira Mezini
    • 1
  • Klaus Ostermann
    • 1
  1. 1.Software Modularity Lab, Department of Computer ScienceDarmstadt University of TechnologyGermany

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