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Supporting flexible and efficient tool integration

  • Richard Snodgrass
  • Karen Shannon
Tool Integration
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 244)

Abstract

We present a model of tool integration intermediate to the monolithic approach and the toolkit approach. Tools are developed separately, as in the toolkit approach, and then combined to form a new tool. The Interface Description Language (IDL), a notation for describing the characteristics of data structures passed among collections of cooperating processes, is extended to specify tight integration as exhibited in the monolithic approach. A composite tool can be formed by grouping a collection of existing tools linked through connections. Representations for connections that differ in flexibility and efficiency can be specified. Certain portions of the tool can be generated automatically from its specification.

Keywords

Output Port Input Port Basic Tool Address Space Computer Science Department 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard Snodgrass
    • 1
  • Karen Shannon
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of North CarolinaChapel Hill

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