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A Conceptualization of OO Evolution

  • Dalila Tamzalit
  • Mourad Oussalah
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2817)

Abstract

We propose to characterize OO evolution according to its own features and independently from any language or model syntax. We outline the three dimensions of OO evolution that we consider as fundamental: the subject of evolution (the structure or the behavior of objects), the type of evolution (whether evolution is foreseeable or not) and the mechanism of evolution used to deal with object evolution (from class or instance toward classes or instances). After that, we focus only on the first part of the subject dimension, namely the object structure. We propose taxonomy on object structure (the node and the connection) and taxonomy on unary and binary evolution operations. Finally, we analyze according to these taxonomies and propose how to position any evolution strategy within the proposed repository.

Keywords

Unary Operation Object Structure Object Evolution Source Structure Object Oriented Database 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dalila Tamzalit
    • 1
  • Mourad Oussalah
    • 1
  1. 1.IRINNantes cedex 03France

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