Intersecting Classes and Prototypes

  • Wolfgang De Meuter
  • Theo D’Hondt
  • Jessie Dedecker
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-39866-0_5

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2890)
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De Meuter W., D’Hondt T., Dedecker J. (2004) Intersecting Classes and Prototypes. In: Broy M., Zamulin A.V. (eds) Perspectives of System Informatics. PSI 2003. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 2890. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Abstract

The object-oriented programming language design space consists of class-based and prototype-based languages. Both families have been shown to posses their advantages and disadvantages. Hybrid languages featuring both prototype-based and class-based mechanisms have been proposed as a solution. Unfortunately these languages not only unify the advantages but also the disadvantages of both families. We propose a more intersectional point of view and propose a language that inherits the advantages but shuns the disadvantages of both families.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wolfgang De Meuter
    • 1
  • Theo D’Hondt
    • 1
  • Jessie Dedecker
    • 1
  1. 1.Programming Technology LabVrije Universiteit BrusselBrusselsBelgium

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