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Type-Safe Delegation for Dynamic Component Adaptation

  • Günter Kniesel
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1543)

Abstract

The aim of component technology is the replacement of large monolithic applications with sets of smaller components whose particular functionality and interoperation can be adapted to users’ needs. However, the adaptation mechanisms of component software are still limited. Current proposals concentrate on adaptations that can be achieved either at compile time or at link time ([1], [2]). There is no support for dynamic component adaptation, i.e. unanticipated, incremental modifications of a component system at run-time. This is especially regrettable since systems that must always be operational would profit most from the ability to be structured into small interchangeable components that could evolve independently and whose functionality could be adapted dynamically.

Keywords

Message Receiver Parent Component Current Proposal Extension Component Link Time 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Günter Kniesel
    • 1
  1. 1.University of BonnGermany

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