The Fragile Base Class Problem and Its Impact on Component Systems

  • Leonid Mikhajlov
  • Emil Sekerinski
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1357)


In this paper we study applicability of the code inheritance mechanism to the domain of open component systems in light of so-called fragile base class problem. We propose a system architecture based on disciplined inheritance and present three check lists for component framework designers, component framework developers, and its users.


Base Class Modus Cation Check List Extension Class Instance Variable 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Leonid Mikhajlov
    • 1
  • Emil Sekerinski
    • 1
  1. 1.Turku Centre for Computer ScienceTurkuFinland

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