An Open Component Model and Its Support in Java

  • Eric Bruneton
  • Thierry Coupaye
  • Matthieu Leclercq
  • Vivien Quema
  • Jean-Bernard Stefani
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3054)


This paper presents Fractal, a hierarchical and reflective component model with sharing. Components in this model can be endowed with arbitrary reflective capabilities, from black-boxes to components that allow a fine-grained manipulation of their internal structure. The paper describes Julia, a Java implementation of the model, a small but efficient run-time framework, which relies on a combination of interceptors and mixins for the programming of reflective features of components. The paper presents a qualitative and quantitative evaluation of this implementation, showing that component-based programming in Fractal can be made very efficient.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eric Bruneton
    • 1
  • Thierry Coupaye
    • 1
  • Matthieu Leclercq
    • 2
  • Vivien Quema
    • 2
  • Jean-Bernard Stefani
    • 2
  1. 1.France Telecom R&D 
  2. 2.INRIA Rhône-Alpes 

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