Modules with Interfaces for Dynamic Linking and Communication

  • Yu David Liu
  • Scott F. Smith
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3086)


Module systems are well known as a means for giving clear interfaces for the static linking of code. This paper shows how adding explicit interfaces to modules for 1) dynamic linking and 2) cross-computation communication can increase the declarative, encapsulated nature of modules, and build a stronger foundation for language-based security and version control. We term these new modules Assemblages.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yu David Liu
    • 1
  • Scott F. Smith
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceThe Johns Hopkins University 

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